Definition of furca
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Orthography ID = 1006650
1.
LEM
furca, furcae
1 FOR-
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a two-pronged fork
  2. a fork-shaped prop, split stake, triangular brace
  3. a wooden yoke (on the neck of a slave, for punishment)
Abbreviations
furca ae, f 1 FOR-, a two-pronged fork: bicornes, V.: valentes, V.: furcis detrudi, L.

— Prov.: Naturam expellas furcā, tamen usque recurret, with violence, H.

—A fork-shaped prop, split stake, triangular brace: furcis spectacula sustinentibus, L.: furcas subiere columnae, O.

—A wooden yoke (on the neck of a slave, for punishment): per circum furcam ferens ductus est: servus sub furcā caesus, L.: sub furcā vinctus, L.: Ibis sub furcam, H.
 
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