forfex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

forfex (plural forfices)

  1. (obsolete) A pair of shears.
    • Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock
      The Peer now spreads the glitt'ring Forfex wide,
      T'inclose the Lock; now joins it, to divide.
    • Thomas Dudley Fosbroke, Encyclopædia of antiquities
      the Classical forfices

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

forfex f (genitive forficis); third declension

  1. pair of shears or scissors

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative forfex forficēs
genitive forficis forficum
dative forficī forficibus
accusative forficem forficēs
ablative forfice forficibus
vocative forfex forficēs

Descendants[edit]