Origin of fedoraFr, after Fédora (1882), play by V. Sardou: the hat style was worn by one of the characters
Origin of fedoraOriginally an American commercial designation from 1883, after Fédora (1882), a play by French dramatist Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) in which Sarah Bernhardt returned to the stage of the Comédie Française to great acclaim in the role of a fictional Russian princess named Fédora Romanoff (several styles of women's clothing from 1883 were also named after the popular play, although no contemporary evidence indicates that a hat like a fedora was worn by any of the cast of the original production) from Fédora the French form of Fedora Russian form of the Greek name Theodōra theos god ; see theo- . dōron gift ; see thermidor .
This word comes from a 19th century play by Victorien Sardou titled "Fédora". The heroine, Fédora Romanoff, wore a center-creased, soft brimmed hat. The name comes from the Russian Федора (Fedóra), feminine form of Фёдор (Fjód), from Ancient Greek Θεόδωρος (Theodoros, “gift of god”), derived from θεός (theos, “god”) and δῶρον (doron, “gift”)
fedora - Computer Definition
A free distribution of the Linux kernel from Red Hat along with a variety of open source utilities. Technical support is not provided for any of the Fedora distribution, only for Red Hat's full fee-based subscription of Linux. The SELinux security subsystem is also included, starting with Fedora Core 2. Fedora is offered by Red Hat as a community-based project to encourage development of new features. See Linux and Red Hat.