See also: Fornax

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EtymologyEdit

Related to furnus.

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NounEdit

fornāx f (genitive fornācis); third declension

  1. A furnace, oven, kiln.
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.263
      [] aestuat ut clausis rapidus fornacibus ignis
      [] as the rapacious fire blazes in a sealed furnace
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 8.420
      striduntque cauernis / stricturae Chalybum et fornacibus ignis anhelat
      Chalybian ores hiss in the caverns, and from the furnace mouths puff the hot-panting fires

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fornāx fornācēs
genitive fornācis fornācum
dative fornācī fornācibus
accusative fornācem fornācēs
ablative fornāce fornācibus
vocative fornāx fornācēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • fornax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fornax in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • FORNAX in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fornax” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fornax in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fornax in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • fornax in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin