fauteuil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French. See faldistory.

Noun[edit]

fauteuil (plural fauteuils)

  1. An armchair.
  2. The chair of a presiding officer.
  3. (by extension) Membership in the Académie française.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fauteuil in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fauteuil. Doublet of vouwstoel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /foːˈtœy̯/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fauteuil m (plural fauteuils, diminutive fauteuiltje n)

  1. armchair

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French faudestuel, faldestoel, borrowed from Frankish *faldistōl (folding seat), from Proto-Germanic *faldistōlaz (foldstool, folding chair).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fauteuil m (plural fauteuils)

  1. armchair

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