forum

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See also: förum and fórum

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • 4m (Internet leet)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin forum (public market place”, “forum).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forum (plural forums or fora)

  1. A place for discussion.
  2. A gathering for the purpose of discussion.
  3. A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.
  4. (Internet) An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.
    Trish was an admin member on three forums, and had no trouble at all when it came to moderating them.
  5. (in a Roman town) a square or marketplace used for public business and commerce.

Usage notes[edit]

The English plural forums is preferred to the Latin plural fora in normal English usage.

  • Ref: Modern English Usage, 2nd Edition, ed. Sir Ernest Gowers, Oxford 1968 (article '-um', p.658).
  • Also, "The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style," by Bryan A. Garner. Berkley Books, 2000, (p. 156).

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Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forum m (plural forums)

  1. forum
  2. forum (for Internet)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

forum m (invariable)

  1. forum (all meanings)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰworom (enclosure, courtyard, i.e. something enclosed by the door), accusative of *dʰwor-. Cognate with Old Church Slavonic дворъ (dvorŭ, court, courtyard), Sanskrit द्वार (dvā́ra, door, gate, passage) and Lithuanian dvãras (estate). This Proto-Indo-European neuter is a derivation of the basic root noun *dʰwer- (door, gate) that also gave Latin foris (door; gate) and forās (outdoors).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forum n (genitive forī); second declension

  1. market-/public place, forum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative forum fora
genitive forī forōrum
dative forō forīs
accusative forum fora
ablative forō forīs
vocative forum fora

Descendants[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

forum n (definite singular forumet, indefinite plural fora or forumer, definite plural foraene or foruma or forumene)

  1. a forum (place for discussion, either on the Internet or in real life)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

forum n (definite singular forumet, indefinite plural forum, definite plural foruma)

  1. a forum (as above)

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin forum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forum n

  1. forum

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin forum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fǒːrum/
  • Hyphenation: fo‧rum

Noun[edit]

fórum m (Cyrillic spelling фо́рум)

  1. forum

Declension[edit]

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