fif etymology

French word fif comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂, and later Old Latin filios (Son.)

Detailed word origin of fif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰeh₁y-li-os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dʰeh₁ylios Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
filios Latin (lat)
filios Old Latin (itc-ola) Son.
*feiljos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Son.
fīlius, fīlios Old Latin (itc-ola)
filius Latin (lat) (by extension) any male descendant. (in the plural) children. A son.
figlia Italian (ita) (usually, regional) girl. Daughter.
fille Old French (fro) Daughter (female child). Girl.
fille Middle French (frm) Daughter (female child). Girl.
fille French (fra) (slang) prostitute, wench. Daughter. Girl.
fif French (fra) (Quebec, slang, derogatory) an effeminate male homosexual; poof; faggot.

Words with the same origin as fif

Descendants of *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂
beau-fils efféminer faner faon femelle femme fenouil fil file filet filière fille fils foetus foin félicité féminin fœtal fœtus mandat mander mandibule manger meuf panthéon