fornix

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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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Noun[edit]

fornix m (genitive fornicis); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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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References[edit]

  • fornix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fornix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fornix in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fornix in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • fornix in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fornix in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • fornix in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin