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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīlum (thread).

NounEdit

filum (plural fila)

  1. (anatomy) a filamentous anatomical structure

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-(s-)lo-. Cognate with Lithuanian gysla.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fīlum n (genitive fīlī); second declension

  1. thread, string, filament, fiber
  2. texture, style, nature
  3. wick of a lamp
  4. accusative singular of fīlum
  5. vocative singular of fīlum

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fīlum fīla
genitive fīlī fīlōrum
dative fīlō fīlīs
accusative fīlum fīla
ablative fīlō fīlīs
vocative fīlum fīla

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill