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English

Etymology

Borrowed from French fils, son.

Adjective

fils (no comparative or superlative)

  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.

Noun

fils

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

Usage notes

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

See also


French

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 1

From Latin filius, son.

Pronunciation

Noun

fils m. (plural fils)

  1. son
  2. (in plural) sons

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

Noun

fils m plural

  1. Plural form of fil.; wires

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