furciferous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin furcifer yoke bearer, scoundrel; furca fork, yoke, fork-shaped instrument of punishment + ferre to bear.

Adjective[edit]

furciferous (comparative more furciferous, superlative most furciferous)

  1. (archaic) rascally; scandalous
    Furciferous knaves. — De Quincey.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.