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English

Etymology

From Middle English filial from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fīliālis from filius (son) / filia (daughter).

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Adjective

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  1. (not comparable) Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter.
    • 1794, Charlotte Smith, The Banished Man, Volume 2, Chapter 20,
      The filial duty Ellesmere had paid to a father, who had no other claim to it than that he was his father, was now consoling to him [D'Alonville]; [...]
  2. (comparable) Respectful of the duties and attitudes of a son or daughter toward their parents.
    • 1885, Confucius, "The actions and Attitude of Filiality", translated by James Legge,[1]
      If the admonition [to the parent] does not take effect, the son will be more reverential and more filial; [...]
  3. (genetics) Of a generation or generations descending from a specific previous one.
    • 1916, William E. Castle & Gregor Mendel, Genetics & Eugenics, p. 101.
      This, following Bateson, we may call the parental generation or P generation. Subsequent generations are called filial generations (abbreviated F) and their numerical order is indicated by a subscript, [...]

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Crimean Tatar

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:crh:Template:lang:de derivations]] Filiale < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:crh:Template:lang:la derivations]] filialis - of or pertaining to a son or daughter.

Noun

filial

  1. filial, branch.

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References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]

Danish

Noun

filial

  1. (business) branch.

French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] fīliālis

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /filjal/

Adjective

filial m. (f. filiale, m. plural filiaux, f. plural filiales)

  1. Characteristic of or befitting the relationship between a son or daughter and their parents.

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