Definition of forus
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LNS
forus, forī
kindred with forum, foras, foris, from fero; what leads out of doors; hence
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a gangway
  2. A row of seats
  3. A passage, alley or walk around a bed
  4. A cell
  5. A gaming-board, dice-board
Abbreviations
forus, i, m. (also forum, i, n., and fori, ōrum, m.) [kindred with forum, foras, foris, from fero; what leads out of doors; hence], a gangway in a ship. 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.

— Transf. 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 Mull. (v. the passage under forum init.

— * A passage, alley or walk around a bed in a garden: angustosque foros adverso limite ducens, Col. 10, 92.

—* A cell of bees: complebuntque foros et floribus horrea texent, Verg. G. 4, 250.

—* A gaming-board, dice-board: forum aleatorium calfecimus, August. ap. Suet. Aug. 71.
 
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