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/ ˈfɔr næks /
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noun, genitive For·nac·is [fawr-nas-is, -ney-sis]. /fɔrˈnæs ɪs, -ˈneɪ sɪs/.
Astronomy. the Furnace, a small southern constellation south of Cetus and Eridanus.
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Origin of Fornax
<Latin: literally, furnace, kiln, oven
Words nearby Fornax
form word, formwork, formyl, formylate, formyl group, Fornax, fornenst, Forney, fornicate, fornication, fornicatrix
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How to use Fornax in a sentence
The Romans also worshipped a goddess of the earth and of fire under the common name of Fornax, dea fornacalis.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
The word is common to all the Romance tongues, appearing in more or less modified forms of the Latin fornax.
Mount tna is derived very truly by Bochart from Aituna, fornax; as being a reservoir of molten matter.
Like its congener, A. fornax is reported only from the hotter parts of Texas.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
Throughout the book the cupellation furnace is styled the secunda fornax (Glossary, Treibeherd).De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
British Dictionary definitions for Fornax
/ (ˈfɔːnæks) /
noun Latin genitive Fornacis (fɔːˈneɪsɪs, -ˈnæs-)
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Cetus and Phoenix
Word Origin for Fornax
Latin: oven, kiln
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