Fornax meaning

fôr'năks'
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Sculptor and Eridanus.
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A S constellation between Eridanus and Cetus.
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(astronomy) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a furnace. It lies near the constellation Eridanus.
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(astronomy) A dwarf galaxy located in the constellation Fornax.
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(Roman mythology) The Roman goddess of ovens.
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Origin of fornax

  • Latin fornāx furnace, oven gwher- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. Originally called Fornāx Chemica, Latin for "chemical furnace".
    From Wiktionary