Foyer etymology


French word foyer comes from Latin focus, and later Latin focarius (That which concerns the hearth A kitchen-boy.)

Etymology of foyer

Detailed word origin of foyer

Dictionary entry Language Definition
focus Latin (lat) (figuratively) house, family. Firepan, coal pan, brazier. Fireplace, hearth.
focarius Latin (lat) That which concerns the hearth A kitchen-boy.
focārius Late Latin (LL)
*focārium Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
foyer French (fr) Hearth. Home, domicile. Household. Lobby, foyer. Source, centre, seat.

Words with the same origin as foyer

Descendants of focus

feu feu d'artifice fougasse