fils

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[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 (plural fils)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic فلس.

Noun[edit]

fils (plural fulus)

  1. * (numismatics) Subdivision of currency used in many Arab countries.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

fils

  1. plural of fil

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.

Final -s regularly became mute before consonants in late Old French but was then still pronounced in pausa. In the 18th century, these pausal forms widely fell out of use; they remained, however, as variants in a small number of words (cf. tous, ours). By the 20th century, the regular pronunciation /fi/ had become archaic or dialectal.

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)
  5. darling, dear (term of affection for a male beloved)
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fils m pl

  1. plural of fil

Further reading[edit]


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