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fŏri, ōrum, m., v. forus.

1. fŏrus, i, m. (also fŏrum, i, n., and fŏri, ōrum, m.) [kindred with forum, foras, foris, from fero; what leads out of doors; hence], a gangway in a ship.

  1. 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.
  2. II. Transf.
    1. 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.
    2. * B. A passage, alley or walk around a bed in a garden: angustosque foros adverso limite ducens, Col. 10, 92.
    3. * C. A cell of bees: complebuntque foros et floribus horrea texent, Verg. G. 4, 250.
    4. * D. A gaming-board, dice-board: forum aleatorium calfecimus, August. ap. Suet. Aug. 71.