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[fawr-naks] /ˈfɔr næks/

noun, genitive Fornacis
[fawr-nas-is, -ney-sis] /fɔrˈnæs ɪs, -ˈneɪ sɪs/ (Show IPA)
Astronomy. the Furnace, a small southern constellation south of Cetus and Eridanus.
noun (Latin genitive) Fornacis (fɔːˈneɪsɪs; -ˈnæs-)
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Cetus and Phoenix

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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