fille etymology

French word fille comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁y-li-os, Old Latin filios (Son.), Latin filios

Detailed word origin of fille

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰeh₁y-li-os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
filios Old Latin (itc-ola) Son.
filios Latin (lat)
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.

Words with the same origin as fille

Descendants of *dʰeh₁y-li-os
affilage affiler affileur affilier affiloir beau-fils faux-filet fieu fif fil filaire filasse file file d'attente filet filial filière filleul fils fiz nanofil
Descendants of filios
filialisation fillette