filo

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See also: Filo, filó, filò, filo-, and -filo

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

filo (plural filos)

  1. Alternative spelling of phyllo

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin filius.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfi.lo/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fi‧lo

Noun[edit]

filo (accusative singular filon, plural filoj, accusative plural filojn)

  1. son
  2. (nonstandard) offspring

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

filo m

  1. Italiot dialect form of φίλος (fílos)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīlum (thread), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-(s-)lo-.

Noun[edit]

filo m (plural fili m, alternative plural fila f)

  1. thread (for sewing, etc)
  2. yarn
  3. string (cord)
  4. cable, wire, flex
  5. blade (of grass, etc)
  6. grain (of wood)
  7. (idiomatic, in the plural) threads, strands

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine plural fila is only used in the idiomatic sense threads.

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Verb[edit]

filo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of filare

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

fīlō n

  1. dative singular of fīlum
  2. ablative singular of fīlum

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “filo”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

filo m (plural filos)

  1. (taxonomy) phylum (rank below kingdom and above class)

Verb[edit]

filo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of filar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish filo, from Latin fīlum. Doublet of hilo. Although both were inherited, it is not fully certain why the two diverged and why filo, preserving the initial -f- from Old Spanish, took on the sense of "edge", while hilo maintained that of "string, thread" (in line with the original Latin meaning).

Noun[edit]

filo m (plural filos)

  1. edge (of the blade of an instrument)
  2. edge (sharp terminating border)
  3. (colloquial, dated, Colombia, El Salvador) hunger
  4. (Cuba) fold
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Interjection[edit]

filo

  1. (Chile, colloquial) whatever, I don't care
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin phylum, from Ancient Greek φῦλον (phûlon, race).

Noun[edit]

filo m (plural filos)

  1. (biology, taxonomy) phylum
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