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I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
Bruce Lee
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See also Son, sơn, and soon

English

Etymology

Middle English < Old English sunu < Proto-Germanic *sunuz < Proto-Indo-European *sunu-/*sunyu- < PIE root *su- (to give birth).

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Noun

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son

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son ({{{1}}})
  1. A male child, a boy or man in relation to his parents; one's male offspring.
    The Chinese and Indians say all too often: "I want a son, not a daughter."
  2. A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.
  3. A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a son of the other person.
  4. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.
    He was a son of the mafia system.
  5. A male descendant.
    The pharaohs were believed to be sons of the Sun.
  6. A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.
    Son, can't you see that she's just a little girl?Bruce Springsteen, "Working on the Highway"

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Aromanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:rup:Template:lang:la derivations]] sonus

Noun

son (plural sonuri)

  1. sound

Catalan

Etymology 1

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Pronoun

son

  1. Possessive pronoun of the third singular person for a singular male object; his, her.

Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] somnus

Noun

son f. (plural sons)

Singular
son m.

Plural
sons f.

  1. sleep

French

Etymology 1

Latin sonus.

Noun

son m. (plural sons)

  1. sound
    Le son de ce piano est agréable.
    The sound of this piano is nice.
  2. outside layer of a grain, bran
    Ceci est du pain de son.
    This bread is done with bran.

Etymology 2

From Vulgar Latin sum, from classical Latin suum.

Adjective

son m. (f. sa, pl. ses)

  1. (possessive) his, her, its (used to qualify masculine nouns)
    Elle a perdu son chapeau.
    She lost her hat.
    Il a perdu son chapeau.
    He lost his hat.
    J'aime son amie
    I like her/his girlfriend

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sa f., ses pl.


Galician

Verb

son

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ser.
  2. third-person plural present indicative of ser.

Northern Sami

Pronoun

son

  1. (possessive) he or she

Spanish

Noun

son m. (plural sones)

Singular
son m.

Plural
sones m.

  1. A pleasant sound, tone
  2. An Afro-Cuban musical form.
  3. A musical composition in this form.

Verb

son (infinitive: ser)

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of ser.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of ser.

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From Dutch zon.

Noun

son

  1. sun

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for son Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative son sonen söner sönerna
Genitive sons sonens söners sönernas
  1. son; someone's male child
  2. Definite form of so.

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Turkish

Adjective

son

  1. last, final.

Noun

son

  1. end

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