fauteuil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French fauteuil. Cognate to faldistory.

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fauteuil (plural fauteuils)

  1. An armchair.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 96:
      Gaston of Orleans was seated in a fauteuil, wrapped in a loose dressing-gown, everything about him betokening an indolent love of ease.
  2. The chair of a presiding officer.
  3. (by extension) Membership in the Académie française.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 fauteuil”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 fauteuil” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  3. 3.0 3.1 fauteuil”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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 Middle French faulxdestueil, fauldesteul, fausdestueil, from Old French faudestuel, faldestoel, borrowed from Frankish *faldistōl (folding seat). Cognate with English foldstool, faldstool.

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Noun[edit]

fauteuil m (plural fauteuils)

  1. armchair
  2. (figuratively) seat: office or position
    • 1791, National Constituent Assembly, Constitution française, présentée au roi par l'Assemblée nationale, le 3 septembre 1791 [French constitution, presented to the King by the National Assembly on 3 September 1791], Dijon: Imprimerie de P. Causse, page 42:
      Pendant la durée du comité général, les assistants se retireront, le fauteuil du président sera vacant, l'ordre sera maintenu par le vice-président.
      During the term of the general committee, should the assistants retire [or] should the chair of the president be vacant, [then] order shall be maintained by the vice-president.

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