forneys

See also: Forneys

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French fornais, from Latin fornāx.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /furˈnai̯s/, /ˈfurnis/

NounEdit

forneys (plural forneyses)

  1. A stove or oven; a device for cooking upon or in.
  2. A pot for boiling food in, especially of great size.
  3. A furnace (especially when used for glassworking or metalworking).
  4. Fires used to inflict punishment or retribution upon someone.
  5. (figuratively) Anything of great heat.
  6. (rare) A device for boiling non-fermented liquor.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: furnace
  • Scots: furnace

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