See also: fórnix

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EtymologyEdit

Latin fornix

NounEdit

fornix (plural fornices)

  1. (anatomy) An archlike structure or fold.
  2. (anatomy) Specifically, the arched bundle of fibres or axons at the base of the brain.

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EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fornix m (genitive fornicis); third declension

  1. arch, vault
  2. brothel (in a cellar)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fornix fornicēs
Genitive fornicis fornicum
Dative fornicī fornicibus
Accusative fornicem fornicēs
Ablative fornice fornicibus
Vocative fornix fornicēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: fòrnix
  • English: fornix
  • Italian: fornice
  • Portuguese: fórnice
  • Spanish: fórnix
  • Welsh: ffyrnig

ReferencesEdit

  • fornix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fornix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fornix in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fornix in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • fornix in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fornix in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • fornix in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin