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Related to furnus.



fornāx f (genitive fornācis); third declension

  1. a furnace, oven, kiln
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.263:
      [] aestuat ut clausīs rapidus fornācibus ignis
      [] as the rapacious fire blazes in a sealed furnace
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 8.420:
      [] strīduntque cavernīs / strictūrae Chalybum et fornācibus ignis anhēlat
      Chalybian ores hiss in the caverns, and from the furnace mouths puff the hot-panting fires


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fornāx fornācēs
Genitive fornācis fornācum
Dative fornācī fornācibus
Accusative fornācem fornācēs
Ablative fornāce fornācibus
Vocative fornāx fornācēs


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  • Italian: fornace
  • Old Spanish: fornaz, fornace
  • >? Spanish: hornacho


  • fornax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fornax in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fornax in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fornax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • fornax in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fornax in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • fornax in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin