forum

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See also: förum, fórum, fórům, and Forum

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 4m (Internet leet)
  • 4rum (Internet leet)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin forum (public market place, forum). Doublet of fuero.

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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 on three forums, and had no trouble at all when it came to moderating them.
  5. (historical) A square or marketplace in a Roman town, 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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin forum. The sense “Internet forum” comes from English forum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfoː.rʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fo‧rum

Noun[edit]

forum n (plural fora or forums, diminutive forumpje n)

  1. forum (ancient Roman marketplace)
  2. forum (venue, medium, vehicle; general place of exchange)
  3. Internet forum
    Synonym: internetforum

Usage notes[edit]

All senses can use the plural fora. The plural forums is predominantly used for the sense “Internet forum”.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

forum m (plural forums)

  1. forum
  2. forum (for Internet)

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch forum, from Latin forum, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰworom (enclosure, courtyard, i.e. something enclosed by the door, or the place outside, i.e. through the door), from *dʰwer- (door, gate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈforʊm]
  • Hyphenation: fo‧rum

Noun[edit]

forum (plural forum-forum, first-person possessive forumku, second-person possessive forummu, third-person possessive forumnya)

  1. forum: a place for discussion.
  2. institution, body
    Synonyms: lembaga, wadah
  3. meeting, session, assembly.
    Synonym: sidang

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin forum, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰworom (enclosure).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔ.rum/, [ˈfɔːr̺um]
  • Rhymes: -ɔrum
  • Hyphenation: fò‧rum

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, or the place outside, i.e. through the door), from *dʰwer- (door, gate). Cognate with foris, forās, Old Church Slavonic дворъ (dvorŭ, court, courtyard), Sanskrit द्वार (dvā́ra, door, gate, passage) and Lithuanian dvãras (estate).

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Noun[edit]

forum n (genitive forī); second declension

  1. public place, marketplace, forum

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative forum fora
Genitive forī forōrum
Dative forō forīs
Accusative forum fora
Ablative forō forīs
Vocative forum fora

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: fòrum
  • English: forum
  • French: for, forum, fur
  • Galician: foro
  • German: Forum

References[edit]

  • forum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • forum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • forum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • forum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) at home; in one's native country: domi (opp. foris)
    • (ambiguous) credit has disappeared: fides (de foro) sublata est (Leg. Agr. 2. 3. 8)
    • (ambiguous) to shun publicity: publico carere, forum ac lucem fugere
  • forum in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • forum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • forum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰworom (enclosure, courtyard), from *dʰwer- (door, gate). Doublet of dwór (court, courtyard).

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Noun[edit]

forum n

  1. forum (all senses)

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Further reading[edit]

  • forum in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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

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