furca

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Etymology[edit]

First recorded in Late Latin; uncertain origin.

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furca f (genitive furcae); first declension

  1. A two-pronged fork, pitchfork.
  2. A fork-shaped prop, pole or stake.
  3. An instrument of punishment, a frame in the form of a fork, which was placed on a culprit's neck, while his hands were fastened to the two ends; yoke.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative furca furcae
genitive furcae furcārum
dative furcae furcīs
accusative furcam furcās
ablative furcā furcīs
vocative furca furcae

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References[edit]

  • furca in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879