figlia etymology

Italian word figlia comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)-, Latin fenum, and later Old Latin filios (Son.)

Detailed word origin of figlia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰeh₁(y)- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to suck, to suck, suckle
fenum Latin (lat)
*dʰeh₁y-li-os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) sucker
*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.