filial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French filial, from Latin fīliālis, from filius (son) / filia (daughter).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfɪl.i.əl/, /ˈfɪl.jəl/
    • Hyphenation: fil‧i‧al
  • (US, also) IPA(key): /ˈfi.li.əl/
    • Hyphenation: fi‧li‧al
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

filial (comparative more filial, superlative most filial)

  1. (not comparable) Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter.
    • 1794, Charlotte Smith, The Banished Man, Volume 2, Chapter 20,
      The filial duty Ellesmere had paid to a father, who had no other claim to it than that he was his father, was now consoling to him [D'Alonville]; [...]
  2. (comparable) Respectful of the duties and attitudes of a son or daughter toward their parents.
    • 1885, Confucius, "The actions and Attitude of Filiality", translated by James Legge,[1]
      If the admonition [to the parent] does not take effect, the son will be more reverential and more filial; [...]
  3. (genetics) Of a generation or generations descending from a specific previous one.
    • 1916, William E. Castle & Gregor Mendel, Genetics & Eugenics, p. 101.
      This, following Bateson, we may call the parental generation or P generation. Subsequent generations are called filial generations (abbreviated F) and their numerical order is indicated by a subscript, [...]

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  1. ^ Cited in Robert E. Van Voorst (ed.) (2005), Anthology of world scriptures, ISBN 0-534-52099-5

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Etymology[edit]

German Filiale, from Latin filialis - of or pertaining to a son or daughter.

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filial

  1. filial, branch.

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Danish[edit]

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filial c (singular definite filialen, plural indefinite filialer)

  1. (business) branch.

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French[edit]

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From Latin fīliālis

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filial m (feminine filiale, masculine plural filiaux, feminine plural filiales)

  1. Characteristic of or befitting the relationship between a son or daughter and their parents.

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Adjective[edit]

filial m, f (plural filiais; comparable)

  1. filial (pertaining to a son or daughter)

Noun[edit]

filial f (plural filiais)

  1. branch (office of an organisation)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

filial m, f (plural filiales)

  1. filial

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sv

Noun[edit]

filial c

  1. branch (office of an organization with several locations)

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