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    Cool Forehall

    Can somebody says to me what's a forehall. It seems it is a kind of room in a manor or palace or castle and so on, but what kind of room, please?

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    Re: Forehall

    I actually found one reference and a photo of a forehall for you, from the University of Glasgow (which gives you some idea of the extent of the usage of this word):



    It's a room that is entered before one enters the hall, proper. I would call it a foyer, but in this case, the forehall is apparently large enough to be a proper room (and foyers are generally assumed to be just places to leave your coat and be greeted by your host).

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    Re: Forehall

    Right. Fore means "avant," and hall means hall. It's a pre-hall ante-chamber.

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