foyer

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See also: Foyer and foþer

English[edit]

A foyer in an opera house

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French foyer (hearth, lobby), in turn from Vulgar Latin *focārium, from Late Latin focārius, from Latin focus (hearth). Cognate with Spanish hogar (home).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foyer (plural foyers)

  1. A lobby, corridor, or waiting room, used in a hotel, theater, etc.
    We had a drink in the foyer waiting for the play to start.
  2. The crucible or basin in a furnace which receives the molten metal.
  3. (UK) A hostel offering accommodation and work opportunities to homeless young people.

Translations[edit]


Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French foyer.

Noun[edit]

foyer m

  1. theater lobby, foyer.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French foyer, from Middle French [Term?], from Old French foier, from Vulgar Latin *focārium, from Late Latin focārius, from Latin focus (hearth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʋɑˈjeː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: foy‧er
  • Rhymes: -eː

Noun[edit]

foyer m (plural foyers, diminutive foyertje n)

  1. foyer (lobby, waiting room or parlour)

Related terms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *focārium, nominalization of the Late Latin adjective focārius, from Latin focus (hearth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foyer m (plural foyers)

  1. hearth
  2. lobby, foyer
  3. home, domicile
  4. household
  5. source, centre, seat

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Crimean Tatar: foye
  • Czech: foyer
  • English: foyer
  • German: Foyer
  • Norwegian Bokmål: foajé
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: foajé
  • Polish: foyer
  • Russian: фойе́ (fojé) (see there for further descendants)
  • Slovak: foyer
  • Spanish: foyer

Further reading[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From French foyer, from Vulgar Latin *focārium, nominalization of the Late Latin adjective focārius, from Latin focus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foyer n (indeclinable)

  1. foyer (lobby, corridor, or waiting room)

Further reading[edit]

  • foyer in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • foyer in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French foyer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foyer m (genitive singular foyeru, nominative plural foyery, genitive plural foyerov, declension pattern of dub)
foyer n

  1. foyer

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used in the neuter gender, the word is indeclineable.

Further reading[edit]

  • foyer in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English foyer or French foyer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fwaˈje/, [fwaˈje]
 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /foˈʝeɾ/, [foˈʝeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /foˈʃeɾ/, [foˈʃeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /foˈʒeɾ/, [foˈʒeɾ]

Noun[edit]

foyer m (plural foyers or foyer)

  1. foyer