Definition of furcula
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Orthography ID = 2023486
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LNS
furcula, furculae
furca, II., furca
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. A forked prop
Abbreviations
furcula, ae, f. dim. furca, II.. A forked prop to support a wall when undermined: suspenso furculis ab hostibus muro, Liv. 38, 7, 9.

— Furculae Caudinae, two lofty (fork-shaped) defiles near Caudium, where the Roman army, in the year A.U.C. 434, was hemmed in by the Samnites, now Casale di Forchia, Liv. 9, 2; 11; Flor. 1, 16; v. Caudium.
 
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