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fŏro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. root bhar-, Zend. bar-, cut, bore; Gr. φαρ-, φάρος, plough; cf. φάραγξ, φάρυγξ; Germ. bohren; Angl.-Sax. borian; Engl. bore, bore, pierce (mostly post-Aug. and very rare).
I. Lit.: “forata arbos,Col. 5, 10, 20: “bene foratas habere aures,Macr. S. 7, 3; Cels. 7, 29; Sid. Ep. 9, 13.—Comically: “o carnificum cribrum, quod credo fore: Ita te forabunt patibulatum per vias Stimulis,Plaut. Most. 1, 1, 53.—
II. Trop.: forati animi, full of holes, i. e. that retain nothing, Sen. Brev. Vit. 10.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Plautus, Mostellaria, 1.1
    • A. Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 7.29
    • Seneca, de Brevitate Vitae, 10
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 5.10.20
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