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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fornicātus, perfect passive participle to fornicor, from fornix (arch, vault; brothel). It was customary for courtesans of the era to wait for their customers out of the rain in arched passageways.

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fornicate (comparative more fornicate, superlative most fornicate)

  1. Shaped like an arch or vault; resembling a fornix.

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fornicate (third-person singular simple present fornicates, present participle fornicating, simple past and past participle fornicated)

  1. (intransitive) To commit fornication.

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fornicāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of fornicātus