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Fornax

[fawr-naks] /ˈfɔr næks/
noun, genitive Fornacis
[fawr-nas-is, -ney-sis] /fɔrˈnæs ɪs, -ˈneɪ sɪs/ (Show IPA)
1.
Astronomy. the Furnace, a small southern constellation south of Cetus and Eridanus.
Origin
< Latin: literally, furnace, kiln, oven
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Fornax

/ˈfɔːnæks/
noun (Latin genitive) Fornacis (fɔːˈneɪsɪs; -ˈnæs-)
1.
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Cetus and Phoenix
Word Origin
Latin: oven, kiln
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n.

goddess of ovens in ancient Rome, from Latin fornax "furnace, oven, kiln" (see furnace). The dim constellation (representing a chemical furnace) was added by de Lacaille in 1756.

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