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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French fils (son).

PronunciationEdit

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 (plural fils)

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic فلس‎.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fils (plural fulus)

  1. (numismatics) Subdivision of currency used in many Arab countries.

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

fils

  1. plural of fil

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French fils, fiz, fil, from Latin filius (son), from Old Latin fīlios, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁y-li-os (sucker), a derivation from the verbal root *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck). Cognate to Portuguese filho, Spanish hijo, and Italian figlio, among others.

Final -s regularly became mute before consonants in late Old French but was then still pronounced in pausa. In the 18th century, these pausal forms widely fell out of use; they remained, however, as variants in a small number of words (cf. tous, ours). By the 20th century, the regular pronunciation /fi/ had become archaic or dialectal.

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)
  5. darling, dear (term of affection for a male beloved)
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fils m pl

  1. plural of fil

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French fils, fil, from Latin fīlius.

NounEdit

fils m (plural fils, feminine fille) (Guernsey)

  1. son
  2. boy

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fils m

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

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

fils

  1. indefinite genitive singular of fil

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VolapükEdit

NounEdit

fils

  1. nominative plural of fil