hall

hall

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English

Etymology

From Middle English halle, from Old English heall (hall, dwelling, house; palace, temple; law-court), from Proto-Germanic *hallō (hall), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to hide, conceal). Cognate with Scots hall, haw (hall), Dutch hal (hall), German Halle (hall), Norwegian hall (hall), Swedish hall (hall), Icelandic höll (palace), Latin cella (room, cell), Sanskrit शाला (śā́lā, house, mansion, hall).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɔːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɔl/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /hɑl/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːl
  • Homophone: haul

Noun

hall (plural halls)

  1. A corridor; a hallway.
  2. A meeting room.
  3. A manor house (originally because a magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)
  4. A building providing student accommodation at a university.
  5. The principal room of a secular medieval building.
  6. (obsolete) Cleared passageway through a crowd, as for dancing.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Ben Jonson, Tale of a Tub
      Then cry, a hall, a hall! Come, father Rosin, with your fiddle now.
  7. (India) A living room.

Derived terms

Translations


Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- (compare English shallow, Middle High German hel (tired, weak), Ancient Greek σκέλλω (skéllō, to dry up), σκληρός (sklērós, hard, harsh)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haɫ/

Noun

hall m (indefinite plural halle, definite singular halli, definite plural hallet)

  1. trouble

References


Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from English hall. Doublet of hal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [hɒːl]

Noun

hall c (singular definite hallen, plural indefinite haller)

  1. hall (a corridor or a hallway)

Inflection


Estonian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Finnic *halla, from pre-Finnic *šalna, from Proto-Balto-Slavic [Term?]. Compare Latvian salna, Lithuanian šalna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑlː/

Noun

hall (genitive halla, partitive halla)

  1. frost
Declension

Etymology 2

From Proto-Finnic *halli (compare Finnish halli), from Balto-Slavic. Compare Latvian salnis, Lithuanian šalnis (off-white, roan)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑlʲː/

Adjective

hall (genitive halli, partitive halli)

  1. grey (color)
Declension
Derived terms
  • hallitama

Etymology 3

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑlʲː/

Noun

hall (genitive halli, partitive halli)

  1. hall (large room or building)
Declension

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English hall.

Pronunciation

  • (aspirated h) IPA(key): /ol/

Noun

hall m (plural halls)

  1. hall

Further reading

  • “hall” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hal/
  • Rhymes: -al

Verb

hall

  1. Imperative singular of hallen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of hallen.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒlː]

Etymology 1

From the coincidence of the Proto-Uralic *kontale- (compare Old Hungarian hadl (hear), Mansi хӯнтли (χūntli, χūntl-), Finnish kuunnella) and Proto-Uralic *kule- (compare Mansi хӯлуӈкве (χūluŋkwe) and Finnish kuulla).

Verb

hall

  1. (intransitive) to hear (to perceive sounds through the ear)
  2. (transitive) to hear (to perceive with the ear)
Conjugation
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from German Halle.

Noun

hall (plural hallok)

  1. lounge
Declension

References


Ludian

Etymology

Akin to Finnish halla.

Noun

hall

  1. frost

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hǫll.

Noun

hall m (definite singular hallen, indefinite plural haller, definite plural hallene)

  1. a hall (a building or very large room)

Derived terms

  • idrettshall
  • svømmehall

References

  • “hall” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɑlː/

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hǫll. Akin to English hall.

Noun

hall m (definite singular hallen, indefinite plural hallar, definite plural hallane)
or
hall f (definite singular halla, indefinite plural haller, definite plural hallene)

  1. a hall (a building or very large room)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse hallr.

Noun

hall n (definite singular hallet, indefinite plural hall, definite plural halla)

  1. a slope, sloping terrain
Derived terms
  • bakhall
  • grashall

References

  • “hall” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English hall.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈʁɔw/

Noun

hall m (plural halls)

  1. (architecture) lobby; entrance hall (room in a building used for entry from the outside)

Derived terms

  • hall da fama

Spanish

Noun

hall m (plural halls)

  1. hall, lobby, lounge

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse hǫll, from Proto-Germanic *hallō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel-. Compare English hall. Related to Latin cella and English cellar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hal/

Noun

hall c

  1. a hallway
  2. a lounge
  3. a corridor
  4. an entryway
  5. short for any of the words:
    • simhall
    • ishall
    • sporthall
    • verkstadshall
    • mässhall

Declension

References


Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hallr. Cognate with Icelandic hallur.

Adjective

hall

  1. sloping, inclined, oblique

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse hǫll, from Proto-Germanic *hallō

Noun

hall f

  1. area where no particularly large forest exist

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