Definition of forfex
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Orthography ID = 2022815
1.
LNS
forfex, forficis
forusfacio
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. a pair of shears or scissors
  2. A claw
  3. a kind of battle-array
Abbreviations
forfex, ficis, f. forus-facio, a pair of shears or scissors: forfices sunt quibus incidimus: forcipes quibus aliquid firmum tenemus, Serv. ad Verg. A. 8, 453: vitiosa grana (in uva), forficibus amputant, Col. 12, 44, 4; Cels. 7, 21, 1: qualem (barbam) forficibus metit supinis Tonsor, Mart. 7, 95, 12; cf. Vitr. 10, 2, 2.

— Transf. A claw of a crab: cancris bina brachia denticulatis forficibus, Plin. 9, 31, 51, § 97; of a locust, id. 32, 11, 53, § 148; of a beetle, id. 11, 28, 34, § 97.

— Perh., a kind of battle-array, v. forceps, II.
 
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