See also: Foyer and foþer

EnglishEdit

 
A foyer in an opera house

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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. (Britain) A hostel offering accommodation and work opportunities to homeless young people.

TranslationsEdit


CzechEdit

 
Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French foyer.

NounEdit

foyer m

  1. theater lobby, foyer.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

foyer m (plural foyers, diminutive foyertje n)

  1. foyer (lobby, waiting room or parlour)

Related termsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foyer m (plural foyers)

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

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • 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 readingEdit


PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From French foyer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foyer n (indeclinable)

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

Further readingEdit

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

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French foyer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. foyer

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

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

Further readingEdit

  • foyer in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English foyer or French foyer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foyer m (plural foyers or foyer)

  1. foyer