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filius

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Latin fīlios, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁y-li-os (sucker), a derivation from the verbal root *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck). Related to fēmina, fellō, fētus, Old English delu (nipple, teat), Old English dēon (to suck, suckle), Old Armenian դալ (dal). More at doe.

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NounEdit

fīlius m (genitive fīliī); second declension

  1. a son
    Ubi est noster filius?
    Where is our son?
  2. (by extension) any male descendant
  3. (in the plural) children

InflectionEdit

Second declension, nominative singular in -ius.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fīlius fīliī
genitive fīliī,
fīlī1
fīliōrum
dative fīliō fīliīs
accusative fīlium fīliōs
ablative fīliō fīliīs
vocative fīlī fīliī

1In earlier Latin.

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