Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
Word and Phrase Origins
What country did the word foyer come from?
July 22, 2012 10:40PM
The word's 19th Century meaning comes from France, meaning a room for actors when they are not on the stage. The word is derived from Latin 'focarius' to do with the fireplace, the hearth, rather like a meeting point
Asked in Nouns
Is 'foyer' a common noun or a proper noun?
The word 'foyer' is a common noun, a word for any foyer of any kind, anywhere. A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, thing, or a title; for example: Christine Helen Foyer, Professor of Plant Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Foyer Street, Edison, NJ or Foyer Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD Foyer Cafe, Sydney, NSW Australia or The Foyer Cafe, Portsmouth, UK "Rien Ne Vaut La Douceur Du Foyer", a novel by Mary Higgins Clark