Definition of foramen
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LNS
forāmen, forāminis
noun (n., 3rd declension)
  1. an opening or aperture, a hole
  2. an opening, hole, cave
Abbreviations
forāmen, inis, n. id., an opening or aperture produced by boring, a hole (rare but class.): neque porta neque ullum foramen erat, qua posset eruptio fieri, outlet, Sisenn. ap. Non. 113, 27: foramina parietum et fenestrarum, Col. 9, 15, 10: inventa sunt in eo (scuto) foramina CCXXX., * Caes. B. C. 3, 53, 4: tibia tenuis simplexque foramine pauco, Hor. A. P. 203; Ov. M. 4, 122: alii (scarabei) focos crebris foraminibus excavant, Plin. 11, 28, 34, ยง 98: foramina illa, quae patent ad animum a corpore (shortly before, viae quasi quaedam sunt ad oculos, ad aures perforatae; and: quasi fenestrae sint animi), * Cic. Tusc. 1, 20, 47.

— Transf. in gen., an opening, hole, cave (late Lat.): petrae, Vulg. Exod. 33, 22; id. Jer. 13, 4.
 
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