fils

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fils(son).

Adjective[edit]

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 notes[edit]

  • Current usage of differentiating fathers and sons is borrowed from French; hence this term follows the name as it does in French grammar.

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fils

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

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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)
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See fil

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fils m pl

  1. plural of fil

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Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fils, fil, from Latin fīlius.

Noun[edit]

fils m ‎(plural fils, feminine fille)

  1. (Guernsey) son
  2. (Guernsey) boy

Synonyms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fils m

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fils

  1. indefinite genitive singular of fil

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

fils

  1. nominative plural of fil