forum etymology

Latin word forum comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwórom, and later Proto-Slavic *dvorъ (Court, courtyard.)

Detailed word origin of forum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰwórom Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dwáras Proto-Balto-Slavic (ine-bsl-pro)
*dvorъ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Court, courtyard.
dvůr Czech (ces) Court (the collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority). Court, courtyard (an enclosed space).
*dhur- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
forum Latin (lat) Public place, marketplace, forum.