Definition of forum
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Orthography ID = 1006455
1.
LEM
forum, forī
1 FOR-
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. an open space, public place, court, market-place
  2. a market-place, market, enclosure for selling, exchange
  3. a market-place, forum, public square, exchange (in each city, the centre of public life)
Abbreviations
forum ī, n 1 FOR-, an open space, public place, court, market-place: forum, id est, vestibulum sepulcri: per fora loqui, Ta.: Pars forum celebrant, O.

—A market-place, market, enclosure for selling, exchange: fora exstruere, Ta.: rerum venalium, S.: cui fora multa restarent, had many market-places to visit: boarium, the cattle-market (adjoining the circus), L.: holitorium, the vegetable-market, L.: piscatorium, the fish-market, L.

— Prov.: Scisti uti foro, i. e. to act for your advantage, T.

—A market-place, forum, public square, exchange (in each city, the centre of public life): Nunc forum quem spectat, i. e. all the people, H.: statua eius (Anici) Praeneste in foro statuta, I{*}: mane forum pete, H.

—In Rome, esp. Forum Romanum, or Forum, an open space between the Capitoline and Palatine hills, surrounded by porticos and shops: toto quantum foro spatium est, L.: adripere verba de foro, pick up in the street: caruit foro Pompeius, i. e. was compelled to avoid: filiam in foro suā manu interemere: forumque Litibus orbum, H.: ut primum forum attigerim, i. e. engaged in public affairs: studia fori, Ta.: forum Mandabo siccis, i. e. affairs of state, H.: ut forum et iuris dictionem cum ferro et armis conferatis, the courts: cedat forum castris: Insanum, V.: forum agere, hold court: fori harena, Iu.: civitates, quae in id forum convenerant, that court-district: extra suum forum vadimonium promittere, jurisdiction: annos iam triginta in foro versaris, in trade: sublata erat de foro fides: hunc in foro non haberemus, i. e. he would have been bankrupt: Cedere foro, become bankrupt, Iu.: Forum Augustum (with an ivory statue of Apollo), O.

— called forum, Iu.

—As nom propr. of many market and assize towns.

—Esp.: Appī, a markettown in Latium, on the Via Appia, C., H.: Aurelium, a small town on the Via Aurelia, C.
 
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