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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], to bore, pierce (mostly post-Aug. and very rare).

  1. 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.
  2. II. Trop.: forati animi, full of holes, i. e. that retain nothing, Sen. Brev. Vit. 10.