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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English fyllan.

Verb

Infinitive
to fill

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to fill (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to make full.
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Translations

Etymology 2

Old English fyllu, from Proto-Germanic *fullīn-. Cognate with German Fülle.

Noun

Singular
fill

Plural
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fill ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sufficient or more than sufficient amount.
    Don't feed him anymore, he's had his fill.
  2. An amount that fills a container.
    The mixer returned to the plant for another fill.
  3. The filling of a container.
    That machine can do 20 fills a minute.
  4. Inexpensive material used to occupy empty spaces, especially in construction.
    The ruins of earlier buildings were used as fill for more recent construction.
Derived terms

Albanian

Pronunciation

Noun

fill m (pl., fije)

  1. thread, yarn.

Adverb

fill

  1. at once, immediately.

Catalan

Romance cognates
Latin: filius
French: fils
Occitan: filh
Catalan: fill
Spanish: hijo
Aragonese: fillo
Galician: fillo
Portuguese: filho
Friulian: fi
Romansch: figl
Italian: figlio


Romanian: fiu
Corsican: figliu


Etymology

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

Noun

fill m. (plural fills)

Singular
fill m.

Plural
fills m.

  1. son



Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish fillid (turns back) < Proto-Celtic *wel-n- < Proto-Indo-European *wel- (turn); cf. German walzen (roll), Latin volvō (turn)

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [fʲiːlʲ]
  • (Galway) IPA: [fʲiːl̠ʲ]
  • (Mayo and Donegal) IPA: [fʲɪl̠ʲ]

Verb

fill

  1. to turn back
  2. to fold
  3. to return

Conjugation

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fill fhill bhfill
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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