fornix

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See also: fórnix

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin fornix

Noun[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fornix m (genitive fornicis); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

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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Descendants[edit]

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

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