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fŏrus , i, m. (also fŏrum , i, n., and fŏri , ōrum, m.) [kindred with forum, foras, foris, from fero; what leads out of doors; hence],
I.a gangway in a ship.
I. Lit.: multa foro ponit et agea longa repletur, Enn. ap. Isid. Orig. 19, 2: illum nautis forum, Sall. Fragm. ap. Non. 206, 17: cum alii malos scandant, alii per foros cursent, Cic. de Sen. 6, 17: “(Charon), laxat foros,Verg. A. 6, 412.—Neutr. form: fora, Cn. Gell. ap. Charis. p. 55 P.—
II. Transf.
A. A row of seats in the Circus: “loca divisa patribus equitibusque, ubi spectacula sibi quisque facerent: fori appellati,Liv. 1, 35, 8: “foros in Circo faciendos,id. 1, 56, 2; 45, 1, 7; cf. Paul. ex Fest. s. v. forum, p. 84 Müll. (v. the passage under forum init.— *
B. A passage, alley or walk around a bed in a garden: “angustosque foros adverso limite ducens,Col. 10, 92.—*
C. A cell of bees: “complebuntque foros et floribus horrea texent,Verg. G. 4, 250.—*
D. A gaming-board, dice-board: forum aleatorium calfecimus, August. ap. Suet. Aug. 71.
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