University of Toronto
for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999
Fori, the hatches of a shyp, or place where men beinge in the shyppe, do walke vp and down. Also stages or galeries, from wh_es the noble men of Rome beheld the playes callyd Circenses.
Fori, fororum, m. g. plur. num. Cic. The hatches of a shippe or
place where men walke or goe in a shippe.
¶ Forus, in singulari dixit. Gellius.
¶ Fori. Liu. Stages or scaffoldes whereon they stoode to beholde games and plaies: also the beholders them selues.
Fori, or um, m. g. The batches or top of a ship or place where men walke or goe in a shippe: stages, scaffolds, or galleries, wheron they stood to behold games and plaies: also the beholders themselues: seates or pewes for peole to sit in the Church: also the allies or lower places in gardens.
© Feb. 1999