See also: Podium and pódium

EnglishEdit

 
podium (3)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin podium, from Ancient Greek πόδιον (pódion, base), from diminutive of πούς (poús, foot). Doublet of pew.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊ.dɪi.ʌm/
    • (file)

NounEdit

podium (plural podiums or podia)

  1. A platform on which to stand, as when conducting an orchestra or preaching at a pulpit.
  2. (sometimes proscribed) A stand used to hold notes when speaking publicly.
  3. (sports and other competitions) A steepled platform upon which the three competitors with the best results may stand when being handed their medals or prize.
  4. (sports) A result amongst the best three at a competition.
    • 2020 September 13, Andrew Benson, “Tuscan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th win after incredible race”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Red Bull's Thai-British driver Alex Albon took a maiden podium in third.
  5. A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall.
    1. The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an amphitheatre, from the top of which the seats began.
    2. The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers.
  6. (botany, anatomy) A foot or footstalk.

Usage notesEdit

Some people object to the “stand for holding notes” sense on the grounds that because of its etymology, podium ought to refer to something that is stood upon (or that at least pertains to the feet in some way), and that lectern should be used instead, as it refers to “reading”. However, this use is well established in US English and reported without comment in US dictionaries.

SynonymsEdit

  • (stand used to hold notes when speaking publicly): lectern

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

podium (third-person singular simple present podiums, present participle podiuming, simple past and past participle podiumed)

  1. (sports, colloquial) To finish in the top three at an event or competition.
    The swimmer podiumed three times at the Olympics.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

podium n (plural podia or podiums, diminutive podiumpje n)

  1. (art, music, theater) stage

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin podium. Doublet of puy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

podium m (plural podiums or podia)

  1. podium

ReferencesEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πόδιον (pódion, base), from diminutive of πούς (poús, foot).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

podium n (genitive podiī or podī); second declension

  1. balcony, especially in an amphitheatre

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative podium podia
Genitive podiī
podī1
podiōrum
Dative podiō podiīs
Accusative podium podia
Ablative podiō podiīs
Vocative podium podia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

DescendantsEdit

  • Aragonese: podio
  • Asturian: podiu
  • Catalan: podi
  • English: podium
  • French: podium
  • Galician: podio
  • Italian: podio
  • Middle French: puie
    • English: pew
    • French: puy (mountain)
  • Navarro-Aragonese:
  • Occitan: podiòm
  • Old Italian:
  • Old Leonese:
  • Old Occitan:
    • Catalan: puig (hill)
    • Occitan: puèg (hill)
  • Old Portuguese: poio
  • Old Spanish: poyo
    • Spanish: poyo (bench)
  • Polish: podium
  • Portuguese: pódio
  • Romanian: podium, podiu
  • Sicilian: poju
  • Spanish: podio
  • Venetian: podo, poxo

ReferencesEdit

  • podium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • podium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • podium 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)
  • podium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • podium in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • podium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • podium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

podium n (definite singular podiet, indefinite plural podier, definite plural podia or podiene)

  1. podium
  2. a dais, raised platform

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

podium n (definite singular podiet, indefinite plural podium, definite plural podia)

  1. podium
  2. a dais, raised platform

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin podium, from Ancient Greek πόδιον (pódion, base), from diminutive of πούς (poús, foot).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): //ˈpɔd.jum// invalid IPA characters (//)
  • (file)

NounEdit

podium n

  1. podium

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • podium in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin podium

NounEdit

podium n (plural podiumuri)

  1. podium

DeclensionEdit