See also: Fille

French

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Etymology

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /fij/
  • Audio; une fille:(file)
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [fɪj]

Noun

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fille f (plural filles)

  1. girl
    Coordinate term: garçon
    Toutes les filles n’aiment pas jouer avec des poupées.Not all girls like playing with dolls.
  2. daughter
    Coordinate term: fils
    Je vous présente mes fils, Gérard-Marcel et Pierre-Vincent, et mes filles, Marie-Léonore et Jacqueline-Hélène.
    May I introduce you to my sons, Gérard-Marcel and Pierre-Vincent, and my daughters, Marie-Léonore and Jacqueline-Hélène.
  3. (slang) prostitute, wench
    Il buvait et courait les filles avant qu’il ne contracte la cirrhose et la blennorragie.He drank and consorted with hookers before contracting cirrhosis and gonorrhea.

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Descendants

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  • Haitian Creole: fi
  • Louisiana Creole: fiy

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Galician

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Verb

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fille

  1. inflection of fillar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Irish

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Verb

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fille

  1. present subjunctive analytic of fill

Mutation

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fille fhille bhfille
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle English

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Etymology 1

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From Old English fyll, fyllu, from Proto-West Germanic *fullī, from Proto-Germanic *fullį̄. For forms with /u/, see fulle.

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛl(ə)/, /ˈfil(ə)/

Noun

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fille (uncountable)

  1. A sufficient amount; the state of satiation.
  2. A desired amount; the state of satisfaction.
  3. Profusion, surfeit; a state of plenty.
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Etymology 2

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From Old English fille, an aphetic form of ċerfille.

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Noun

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fille (plural filles)

  1. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
  2. Something of little value.
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Etymology 3

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Verb

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fille

  1. Alternative form of fillen

Middle French

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Etymology

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From Old French fille, from Latin fīlia.

Noun

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fille f (plural filles)

  1. daughter (female child)
  2. girl

Descendants

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  • French: fille
    • Haitian Creole: fi
    • Louisiana Creole: fiy

Norman

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old French fille, from Latin fīlia.

Noun

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fille f (plural filles)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) daughter
    Coordinate term: fils
  2. (Jersey, Guernsey) girl

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse filla (skinn).

Noun

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fille f or m (definite singular filla or fillen, indefinite plural filler, definite plural fillene)

  1. a rag

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Old Norse filla (skin), compare Dutch vel.

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fille f (definite singular filla, indefinite plural filler, definite plural fillene)

  1. a rag

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Old French

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Etymology

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From Latin fīlia(m).

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Noun

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fille oblique singularf (oblique plural filles, nominative singular fille, nominative plural filles)

  1. daughter (female child)
  2. girl
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Pennsylvania German

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Etymology 1

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Compare German füllen, Dutch vullen, English fill.

Verb

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fille

  1. to fill
  2. to farce

Etymology 2

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Verb

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fille

  1. to foal

Saterland Frisian

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪlə/
  • Hyphenation: fil‧le

Verb

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fille

  1. (transitive) to skin
  2. (transitive) to deceive

Conjugation

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References

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  • Marron C. Fort (2015) “fille”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN