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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Latin forum (public market place, forum).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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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TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɔ.ʁɔm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

forum m (plural forums)

  1. forum
  2. forum (for Internet)

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

forum m (invariable)

  1. forum (all meanings)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰworom (enclosure, courtyard, i.e. something enclosed by 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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forum n (genitive forī); second declension

  1. public place, marketplace, forum

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

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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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 BokmålEdit

NounEdit

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 NynorskEdit

NounEdit

forum n (definite singular forumet, indefinite plural forum, definite plural foruma)

  1. a forum (as above)

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin forum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forum n

  1. forum (all senses)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • forum in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin forum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fǒːrum/
  • Hyphenation: fo‧rum

NounEdit

fórum m (Cyrillic spelling фо́рум)

  1. forum

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit