FORTY , the
See also:cardinal number equal to four tens . The word is derived from the 0 . Eng. feowertig, a combination of fakeer, four, and tig, an old
See also:form of " ten," used as a suffix, cf . Icel. tiu,
See also:Dan. ti, ten, and Ger. vierzig, forty . The name " The Forty " has been given to various bodies composed of that number of members, particularly to a judicial
See also:body in
See also:ancient Athens, who tried small cases in the rural districts, and to a
See also:court of criminal jurisdiction and two
See also:appeal courts in the Venetian republic . The French Academy (see
See also:ACADEMIES) has also been known as " The Forty " or " The Forty Immortals." The
See also:period just before the repeal of the corn
See also:laws in the
See also:Kingdom is frequently alluded to, particularly by the
See also:trade school, as the " hungry forties "; and the " roaring forties " is a sailor's name for the' stormy region between the 4oth and 50th latitudes N. and S., but more particularly applied to the portion of the
See also:Atlantic lying between those latitudes .
MARIANO JOSE MARIA BERNARDO FORTUNY (1838-1874)
FORUM (Lat. from foris, " out of doors ")
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