fauteuil

See also: Fauteuil

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French fauteuil. Cognate to faldistory.

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NounEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French fauteuil. Doublet of vouwstoel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /foːˈtœy̯/
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NounEdit

fauteuil m (plural fauteuils, diminutive fauteuiltje n)

  1. armchair

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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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