fille

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fij/
  • (file)
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [fɪj]

Noun[edit]

fille f (plural filles)

  1. girl
    Toutes les filles n'aiment pas jouer avec des poupées.Not all girls like playing with dolls.
    Coordinate term: garçon
  2. daughter
    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.
    Coordinate term: fils
  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.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: fi
  • Louisiana Creole French: fiy

Further reading[edit]


Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

fille

  1. present subjunctive analytic of fill

Mutation[edit]

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 French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fille, from Latin fīlia.

Noun[edit]

fille f (plural filles)

  1. daughter (female child)
  2. girl

Descendants[edit]

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

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fille, from Latin fīlia.

Noun[edit]

fille f (plural filles)

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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse -filla

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a rag

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse -filla

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a rag

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīlia(m).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. daughter (female child)
  2. girl

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare German füllen, Dutch vullen, English fill.

Verb[edit]

fille

  1. to fill
  2. to farce

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

fille

  1. to foal

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

fille

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

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

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