See also: förum, fórum, fórům, and Forum

English edit

 
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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; a symposium.
  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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  • Italian: forum

Translations edit

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

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Noun edit

forum m (plural forums)

  1. forum
  2. Internet forum

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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

Alternative forms edit

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English forum, borrowed from Latin forum. Doublet of foro.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

forum m (invariable)

  1. forum (gathering for the purposes of discussion)
  2. (by extension, usually capitalized) venue, auditorium, arena
  3. (Internet) forum (message board)

Further reading edit

  • forum in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *fworom, 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).

Pronunciation edit

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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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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 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. Doublet of dwór (court, courtyard).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

forum n

  1. forum (all senses)

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adjectives
nouns

Further reading edit

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

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin forum.

Noun edit

forum n (plural forumuri)

  1. forum

Declension edit

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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Swedish edit

Noun edit

forum n

  1. a forum (place, gathering, or group)
  2. (Internet) a forum
  3. (historical) a forum

Declension edit

Declension of forum 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative forum forumet forum forumen
Genitive forums forumets forums forumens
Declension of forum 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative forum forumet fora fora
Genitive forums forumets foras foras

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Turkish edit

Etymology edit

From Latin forum.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

forum (definite accusative forumu, plural forumlar)

  1. forum
  2. Internet forum

Declension edit

Inflection
Nominative forum
Definite accusative forumu
Singular Plural
Nominative forum forumlar
Definite accusative forumu forumları
Dative foruma forumlara
Locative forumda forumlarda
Ablative forumdan forumlardan
Genitive forumun forumların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular forumum forumlarım
2nd singular forumun forumların
3rd singular forumu forumları
1st plural forumumuz forumlarımız
2nd plural forumunuz forumlarınız
3rd plural forumları forumları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular forumumu forumlarımı
2nd singular forumunu forumlarını
3rd singular forumunu forumlarını
1st plural forumumuzu forumlarımızı
2nd plural forumunuzu forumlarınızı
3rd plural forumlarını forumlarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular forumuma forumlarıma
2nd singular forumuna forumlarına
3rd singular forumuna forumlarına
1st plural forumumuza forumlarımıza
2nd plural forumunuza forumlarınıza
3rd plural forumlarına forumlarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular forumumda forumlarımda
2nd singular forumunda forumlarında
3rd singular forumunda forumlarında
1st plural forumumuzda forumlarımızda
2nd plural forumunuzda forumlarınızda
3rd plural forumlarında forumlarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular forumumdan forumlarımdan
2nd singular forumundan forumlarından
3rd singular forumundan forumlarından
1st plural forumumuzdan forumlarımızdan
2nd plural forumunuzdan forumlarınızdan
3rd plural forumlarından forumlarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular forumumun forumlarımın
2nd singular forumunun forumlarının
3rd singular forumunun forumlarının
1st plural forumumuzun forumlarımızın
2nd plural forumunuzun forumlarınızın
3rd plural forumlarının forumlarının