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Definitions and meaning of fil

fil

Etymology

Of North Germanic origin, from Swedish fil. Also related to Finnish viili.

Noun

fil (uncountable)

  1. A Nordic dairy product, similar to yogurt, but using different bacteria which give a different taste and texture.

Anagrams

  • LIF, lif

Azerbaijani

Etymology

Ultimately from Arabic فِيل(fīl).

Noun

fil (definite accusative fili, plural fillər)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension

See also


Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin fīlum, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-(s-)lo-.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfil/
  • Rhymes: -il

Noun

fil m (plural fils)

  1. thread, wire
  2. (Internet) discussion thread
    Synonym: tema

Derived terms

  • fil d'aram

Related terms

  • filar

Further reading

  • “fil” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “fil” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “fil” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “fil” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin fīlum.

Noun

fil m

  1. thread, yarn, string

Related terms

  • filur

Danish

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German vīle, from Old Saxon fila, from Proto-Germanic *finhlō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/, [fiːˀl]
  • Rhymes: -iːl

Noun

fil c (singular definite filen, plural indefinite file)

  1. file (tool)
Declension

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English file (an aggregation of data) (1962).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/, [fiːˀl]

Noun

fil c (singular definite filen, plural indefinite filer)

  1. file (computer terminology)
Declension

Etymology 3

See file.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/, [fiːˀl]

Verb

fil

  1. imperative of file

French

Etymology

From Old French fil, from Latin fīlum, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-(s-)lo-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fil/
  • Homophones: file, filent, files, fils, Phil, -phile
  • Rhymes: -il

Noun

fil m (plural fils)

  1. yarn, thread, wire
  2. grain (of wood etc.)
  3. edge (of blade, razor etc.)

Descendants

  • English: file (collection of papers) (see there for further descendants)

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “fil” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Noun

fil m (invariable)

  1. Apocopic form of filo

Judeo-Tat

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɪl/

Noun

fil

  1. elephant

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic فِيل(fīl).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/

Noun

fil m (plural fjiel)

  1. (archaic) elephant
    Synonym: iljunfant

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/
  • Rhymes: -iːl

Noun

fil f or m (definite singular fila or filen, indefinite plural filer, definite plural filene)

  1. A file.
  2. A hand tool used for removing sharp edges or for cutting, especially through metal.
  3. A section of roadway for a single line of vehicles, a lane.

Derived terms

  • tekstfil

References

  • “fil” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “fil_1” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “fil_3” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Swedish, from Old French. In the sense of a "computer file" it is borrowed from English file. Both the English and Swedish origins ultimately derive from Latin filum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

fil f (definite singular fila, indefinite plural filer, definite plural filene)

  1. (computing) a file
  2. (driving) a lane

Usage notes

Until 1983, this noun was also considered masculine.

Derived terms

  • datafil
  • køyrefil

Etymology 2

From Middle Low German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

fil f (definite singular fila, indefinite plural filer, definite plural filene)

  1. a file (a hand tool)

Etymology 3

Possibly shortened from Danish pamfilius. However, it might also be a native clipping of pamfil.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

fil f (definite singular fila, indefinite plural filer, definite plural filene)

  1. (card games) knave (esp. of clubs)

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

fil

  1. imperative of file

References

  • “fil” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • fli

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin fīlium, accusative singular of fīlius. The nominative form fiz, fils (whence modern French fils), derives from the Latin nominative.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiʎ/

Noun

fil m (oblique plural fiz or filz, nominative singular fiz or filz, nominative plural fil)

  1. son (male child)
Descendants
  • Bourguignon: fi
  • Walloon: fi

See filz for descendants from the nominative singular inflection.

Etymology 2

From Latin fīlum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fil/

Noun

fil m (oblique plural fis, nominative singular fis, nominative plural fil)

  1. thread (fine strand of material)
Descendants
  • French: fil

Old Irish

Alternative forms

  • fail, feil, fel
  • fele, file (relative)

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *wele (see!), the imperative of Proto-Celtic *weleti (see), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (see), compare Welsh gweled (to see). Semantic development from "see!" to "there is" is parallel to that of French voici, from vois ci (see here) and voilà, from vois là (see there).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʲilʲ/

Verb

·fil

  1. present progressive conjunct of at·tá
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 19c20

fil

  1. third-person singular present progressive relative of at·tá
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 114b18

Usage notes

In the conjunct form, the logical subject appears in the accusative (or as an infixed object pronoun) in the oldest language. Examples:

  • cinin·fil (although we are not)
  • condib·feil (so that you pl are)
  • má nudub·feil (if you pl are)
  • nícon·ḟil nach rainn (there is no part)
  • nín·fil (we are not)

Related terms

  • do·fil

Descendants

  • Irish: bhfuil, níl
  • Manx: vel, nel
  • Scottish Gaelic: bheil, eil

Mutation


Old Spanish

Alternative forms

  • phil (alternative spelling)

Etymology

Apocopic form of filo or fillo. Perhaps influenced by forms akin to Old Occitan fil.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɸil]

Noun

fil m (plural filos or fillos)

  1. Apocopic form of filo, son, child
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 14v.

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • fȉlj

Etymology

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish فیل(fil) (modern Turkish fil), from Arabic فِيل(fīl), from Middle Persian pyl (pīl), from Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru). Akin to fìldiš.

Pronunciation

  • (fȉl): IPA(key): /fîl/
  • (fȋl): IPA(key): /fîːl/

Noun

fȉl m (Cyrillic spelling фи̏л) or fȋl m (Cyrillic spelling фи̑л)

  1. (regional) elephant

Declension

Synonyms

  • (elephant): slȍn

References

  • “fil” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Škaljić, Abdulah (1966) Turcizmi u srpskohrvatskom jeziku, Sarajevo: Svjetlost, page 283
  • fil”, in Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 6, Друго фототипско издање edition, Нови Сад, Загреб: Матица српска, Матица хрватска, 1967–1976, published 1990, page 668

Swedish

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German vīle, from Old Saxon fila, from Proto-Germanic *finhlō. Cognate with English file and German Feile.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/

Noun

fil c

  1. a file (a tool)
Declension
Related terms
  • bågfil
  • fila
  • filare
  • filklove
  • filning
  • filspån
  • järnfil

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “French file?”).

Row and lane (a row of vehicles) is one etymology, but as English file suggests computer file has a different etymology. However, the Swedish computer file is sometimes explained as a row of bytes, in attempt to shoehorn this new English loanword into the etymology of the existing word.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/

Noun

fil c

  1. a row of objects; most commonly used about moving objects
  2. a section of roadway for a single line of vehicles, a lane
  3. file (in computer technology)
Declension
Related terms
row
  • defilera
lane
  • filkörning
  • filmarkering
computer file
  • fildelare
  • fildelning
  • filformat
  • filhanterare
  • filkatalog
  • filnamn

Etymology 3

Related to Icelandic þél (fermented milk), from Old Norse þéttr (dense, tight).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/

Noun

fil c (uncountable)

  1. any product from a family of various (deliberately) soured milk products
  2. abbreviation for filmjölk; a particular kind of fil as above
Declension
Related terms
  • filbunke
  • filmjölk
  • filpaket
  • gräddfil
  • långfil
  • lättfil

References

  • Svenska Akademiens ordbok [Swedish Academy Dictionary][1] (in Swedish), 1937
  • fil in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Anagrams

  • lif

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English field.

Noun

fil

  1. sportsfield

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish فیل(fil), from Arabic فِيل(fīl), from Persian پیل(pīl) (and from alternate Ottoman Turkish پیل(pil), directly from Persian پیل(pīl)), from Akkadian 𒄠𒋛 (pīru), related to Egyptian ꜣbw (root of English elephant).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fil/

Noun

fil (definite accusative fili, plural filler)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension


Uzbek

Noun

fil (plural fillar)

  1. elephant
  2. (chess) bishop

Declension


Volapük

Noun

fil (nominative plural fils)

  1. fire

Declension

Derived terms


Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /viːl/

Noun

fil

  1. soft mutation of mil

Westrobothnian

Noun

fil

  1. Snivel.

Related terms

  • fiil

Etymology

Compare Icelandic þél (thickened milk.) Related to tjett (dense.)

Noun

fil

  1. A kind of fermented and soured milk.

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Shakespeare) the shaft of a vehicle.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)