Last modified on 16 June 2014, at 05:35

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French fils (son).

AdjectiveEdit

fils (not comparable)

  1. Used after a proper name that is common to a father and his son to indicate that the son is being referred to rather than the father.

Usage notesEdit

  • Current usage of differentiating fathers and sons is borrowed from French; hence this term follows the name as it does in French grammar.

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

fils

  1. (rare) The son referred to in the manner of the adjective above.

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin filius (son). Cognate to Portuguese filho, Spanish hijo, and Italian figlio, among others.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fils m (plural fils)

  1. son
  2. any male descendant
  3. any direct descendant, male or female
  4. Jr. (postnomial designator indicating a son with the same name as the father)
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See fil

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fils m pl

  1. plural form of fil

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GuernésiaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fil, from Latin fīlius.

NounEdit

fils m (plural fils; feminine fille, plural filles)

  1. son
  2. boy

SynonymsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fils m

  1. nominative singular of fil
  2. oblique plural of fil

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

fils

  1. indefinite genitive singular of fil

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

fils

  1. nominative plural of fil