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-West Germanic *hallu, 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).
  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.
    • 1633, Ben Jonson, A Tale of a Tub
      Then cry, a hall, a hall! Come, father Rosin, with your fiddle now.
  7. A place for special professional education, or for conferring professional degrees or licences.
    a Divinity Hall; Apothecaries' Hall
  8. (India) A living room.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Japanese: ホール (hōru)
  • Korean: (hol)
  • Russian: холл (xoll)

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


Chinese

Etymology

From English hall.

Pronunciation

Noun

hall

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) assembly hall; auditorium
  2. (Hong Kong Cantonese) residence hall; dormitory

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

See also

Etymology 3

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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
  2. lobby

Further reading

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

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hal/
  • Rhymes: -al

Verb

hall

  1. singular imperative of hallen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of hallen

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒlː]
  • Rhymes: -ɒlː

Etymology 1

From the conflation of Proto-Uralic *kontale- (compare Old Hungarian hadl (hear), Mansi хӯнтли (hūntli), Finnish kuunnella) and Proto-Uralic *kule- (compare Mansi хӯлуӈкве (hūluňkve) and Finnish kuulla).

Verb

hall

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

Usage notes

This verb is a member of one of those (few) quasi-homonymous verb pairs that exist both with and without an -ik ending. All (intransitive) suffixed forms of these pairs are identical (sometimes they can even have derived forms that coincide), with the exception of their dictionary form (the third-person singular indicative present, with or without -ik). However, the meaning of these pairs is usually distinct, sometimes unrelated. Examples include (fel)áldoz(le)áldozik, bánbánik, (meg)bíz(meg)bízik, érérik, esz (rare)eszik, hajolhajlik, (felül)múl(el)múlik, (hozzá)nyúlnyúlik, (el)vesz(el)veszik~(el)vész, and törtörik (along with their verbal prefixes), hallhallik (archaic), érezérzik (archaic), sometimes with some difference: (el)hibázhibádzik, (le)torkoltorkollik. Therefore one may well need to check the context and the arguments to ascertain which member of the verb pair is relevant.

Conjugation
Derived terms

(With verbal prefixes):

Etymology 2

Borrowed from German Halle.

Noun

hall (plural hallok)

  1. middle-sized, windowless room, entryway, hallway (in a private flat/apartment, with a size not smaller than 8 m² [86 sq ft], with space for people, but without affording them privacy due to its being an entry to other rooms)
    Synonym: előtér
    Coordinate terms: szoba, helyiség, félszoba, alkóv, gardrób, előszoba, hálószoba, nappali
  2. lobby, foyer, lounge (e.g. in a hotel or an opera house)
    Synonyms: társalgó, előcsarnok
Declension
Derived terms

References

Further reading

  • (to hear): hall in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (entryway): hall in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

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
  • ishall
  • 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
  • idrettshall
  • ishall
  • svømmehall, symjehall

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

Unadapted borrowing from English hall.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈhɔw/

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

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English hall.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxol/, [ˈxol]

Noun

hall m (plural halls)

  1. hall, lobby, lounge

Usage notes

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.


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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