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3 letters words from 'son'

NOS 3ONS 3
SON 3 

2 letters words from 'son'

NO 2ON 2
OS 2SO 2

All 3 letters words made out of son

son osn sno nso ons nos

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Definitions and meaning of son

son

Alternative forms

  • sonne (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sʌn/, /sɒn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn, -ɒn
  • Homophone: sun

Etymology 1

From Middle English sonn, sone, sun, sune, from Old English sunu (son), from Proto-Germanic *sunuz (son), from Proto-Indo-European *suHnús (son), from Proto-Indo-European *sewH- (to bear; give birth).

Noun

son (plural sons)

  1. One's male offspring.
  2. A male adopted person in relation to his adoptive parents.
  3. A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a son of the other person. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.
  5. A male descendant.
  6. A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.
  7. (Britain, colloquial) An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:son
Antonyms
  • (with regards to gender) daughter
  • (with regards to ancestry) father, mother, parent
Hypernyms
  • child
Derived terms
Translations

See son/translations § Noun.

Etymology 2

From Middle English sonen, sunen, from the noun (see above).

Verb

son (third-person singular simple present sons, present participle sonning, simple past and past participle sonned)

  1. (transitive) To produce (i.e. bear, father, beget) a son.
  2. (transitive) To address (someone) as "son".

Anagrams

  • NOS, Nos, Nos., nos, nos., ons

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch zon, from Middle Dutch sonne, from Old Dutch sunna, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂un-, *sóh₂wl̥.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɔn/

Proper noun

son

  1. Sun, sun (star of the solar system)

Derived terms

  • middernagson
  • sonbril
  • Sondag
  • sonneblom
  • sonnestelsel
  • sonnig
  • sonpaneel
  • sonskyn

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin sonus. Compare Daco-Romanian sun.

Noun

son n (plural sonuri)

  1. sound

Related terms

  • asun

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin sunt.

Verb

son

  1. third-person plural present indicative of ser

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *soŋ (back, end). Compare Turkish son below.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [son]

Noun

son (definite accusative sonu, plural sonlar)

  1. end, ending
    Synonym: axır
    Antonym: baş

Declension

Derived terms

  • son qoymaq (put an end to)
  • sonuncu (last, ultimate)
  • sonsuz (endless; barren, sterile)
    • sonsuzluq

Adjective

son

  1. recent, latest
  2. last, final
    Synonym: axırıncı

References


Catalan

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan son, from Vulgar Latin *sum, reduced form of Latin suus, suum, from Proto-Italic *sowos. Compare Occitan and French son.

In unstressed position in Vulgar Latin suum, suam etc. were monosyllabic and regularly became son, sa etc. in Catalan. When stressed they were disyllabic and became seu, sua > seua etc.

Determiner

son m (feminine sa, masculine plural sos, feminine plural ses)

  1. his, her, its
  2. their
  3. your (alluding to vostè or vostès)
Usage notes

The use of son and the other possessive determiners is mostly archaic in the majority of dialects, with articulated possessive pronouns (e.g. el meu) mostly being used in their stead. However, mon, ton, and son are still widely used before certain nouns referring to family members and some affective nouns, such as amic, casa, and vida. Which nouns actually find use with the possessive determiners depends greatly on the locale.

The standard masculine plural form is sos, but sons can be found in some dialects.

See also
  • seu
  • llur
  • vostre

Etymology 2

From Old Occitan, from Latin somnus, from Proto-Indo-European *swépnos.

Alternative forms

  • so (Balearic)

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈsɔn/

Noun

son m (plural sons)

  1. sleep

Noun

son f (plural sons)

  1. sleepiness
Derived terms
  • malson

Related terms

  • somni

Further reading

  • “son” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Danish

Verb

son

  1. imperative of sone

Faroese

Noun

son

  1. indefinite accusative singular of sonur

Finnish

Contraction

son

  1. (colloquial) Contraction of se on (it is).

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɔ̃/

Etymology 1

From Old French son, suen, suon, from Latin sonus (the current form may be remade after or influenced by sonner).

Noun

son m (plural sons)

  1. sound
Derived terms
  • mur du son

Related terms

  • sonner
  • sonore

Etymology 2

From Middle French son, from Old French son, from Vulgar Latin sum, a reduced/atonic variant of suus, suum, from Proto-Italic *sowos, from Proto-Indo-European *sewos, from *swé (self).

Determiner

son m (singular)

  1. (possessive) His, her, its (used to qualify masculine nouns and before a vowel).
Derived terms
  • sondit
Related terms
1 Also used before feminine adjectives and nouns beginning with a vowel or mute h.
2 Also used as the polite singular form.

Etymology 3

From Latin secundus (presumably through an earlier Old French form *seon; cf. an attested Medieval Latin seonno, seonnum). Cognate with Catalan segó, Old Occitan segon. The meaning derives from the fact that bran results from a second sifting of flour. Doublet of second, a borrowing.

Noun

son m (plural sons)

  1. bran

Anagrams

  • nos

Further reading

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

Galician

Etymology 1

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese sõo, son (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria, probably influenced by or possibly borrowed from Old Occitan son), from Latin sonus. Alternatively, regressively derived from the verb soar. Compare Portuguese som, Spanish son.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [s̺oŋ]

Noun

son m (plural sons)

  1. sound
    • 1370, R. Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 561:
      Et começou o torneo a creçer tãto, et a seer o acapelamento tã grande, et a uolta et os braados et os alaridos et os sõos dos cornos et das tronpas tã grandes et tã esquiuos que ome nõ se podía oýr
      And the tournament began to grow so much, and the carnage was so large, and the din and the roars and the yells and the sounds of the horns and of the trumpets so big and harsh that a man couldn't heard himself
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 69:
      Et pasando porllos ditos, hu ha gran roido et gran soon se se o Cauallo espantar no no deuen ferir con açorregos, nen con vara, nen con espora, mais deuen no trager mansamente, con hũa cana afaagandoo et lleuandoo porllos ditos llugares a miude
      And passing by the mentioned places, where there is big noise and big sound, if the horse frightens, they should not wound him with whips nor with a stick, nor with spoor, rather they should bring him meekly, fondling him with a twig and taking him through this places often
Related terms
  • soar
  • sonoro

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [s̺oŋ]

Verb

son

  1. inflection of ser:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. third-person plural present indicative

References

  • “son” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “soon” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “son” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “son” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “son” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

German

Pronunciation

Pronoun

son

  1. Alternative form of so'n
    • 1857, Der Glücksstern. Novelle von Julie Burow (Frau Pfannenschmidt), Bromberg, page 95:
      „[...] Macht Platz Leute! en Wagen wär' so übel nicht in soner Hitze.“

Further reading

  • son in Duden online

Icelandic

Noun

son

  1. indefinite accusative singular of sonur

Irish

Noun

son

  1. Only used in ar son

Istriot

Verb

son

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ièsi
  2. second-person singular present indicative of ièsi
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 29:
      Ti son la manduleîna inzucherada.
      You are the sugared almond.

Japanese

Romanization

son

  1. Rōmaji transcription of そん

Ladin

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • sun

Verb

son

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ester

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • sun
  • sion

Verb

son

  1. third-person singular present indicative of ester

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sɔn]

Noun

son m

  1. (archaic) swan (waterfowl of genus Cygnus)

Declension

Synonyms

  • kołp
  • šwon

Manx

Alternative forms

  • er son

Preposition

son

  1. for
  2. by
  3. (used with verbal noun) want

Usage notes

Not used with pronouns. See er son for inflected forms.

Derived terms

  • cre hon (for what purpose?)
  • son shickyrys (for certain)

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English sunne.

Noun

son

  1. Alternative form of sonne
References
  • “sonne (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 16 June 2018.

Etymology 2

From Old English sunu.

Noun

son

  1. Alternative form of sone (son)

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French son.

Noun

son m (plural sons)

  1. sound

Descendants

  • French: son

Northern Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Samic *sonë.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

son

  1. he, she, it

Inflection

See also

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse sonr, from Proto-Germanic *sunuz, from Proto-Indo-European *suHnús.

Noun

son m (definite singular sonen, indefinite plural søner, definite plural sønene)

  1. a son

Derived terms

  • steson

References

  • “son” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Etymology 1

Determiner

son m sg (feminine singular sa, masculine plural sos, feminine plural sas)

  1. his; her; its
    Synonyms: seu, sieu

Etymology 2

Verb

son

  1. third-person plural present indicative of èsser

Old English

Etymology

From Latin sonus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /soːn/

Noun

sōn m

  1. a musical sound; vocal, instrumental

Derived terms

  • sōncræft

References

  • sōn in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary

Old French

Alternative forms

  • soun (Anglo-Norman)
  • sun (Anglo-Norman)

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin sum, a reduced/atonic variant of Latin suum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /son/
  • Rhymes: -on

Determiner

son m (feminine sa, plural ses)

  1. his/hers/its (third-person singular possessive)

Descendants

  • Middle French: son
    • French: son

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *sān (immediately). Cognates include Old English sōna, Old Saxon sān and Old Dutch *sān.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɔːn/

Adverb

sōn

  1. soon

References

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old Irish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin sonus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /son/

Noun

son m

  1. sound
Inflection

Etymology 2

Pronoun

son

  1. Alternative spelling of són

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “son”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Old Swedish

Alternative forms

  • sun

Etymology

From Old Norse sonr, from Proto-Germanic *sunuz.

Noun

son m

  1. son

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: son

Scots

Etymology

From Old English sunu (son), from Proto-Germanic *sunuz (son), from Proto-Indo-European *suHnús (son), from *sewH- (to bear, give birth).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [sɪn]

Noun

son (plural sons)

  1. son, male child

Derived terms


Scottish Gaelic

Noun

son m (indeclinable)

  1. sake, account

Usage notes

Note that a grammaticalised unit meaning ‘for’ is formed by a prepositional phrase combining the preposition air / ar with a nominal or pronominal argument and son. (These structures are sometimes called ‘compound prepositions’.)

Derived terms

  • airson, carson

Skolt Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Samic *sonë.

Pronoun

son

  1. he, she, it

Inflection

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /son/, [sõn]
  • Rhymes: -on

Etymology 1

From Latin sonus, probably through the intermediate of Old Occitan son (or influenced by it); alternatively, but less likely, regressively derived from the verb sonar (the more expected form would be *suen, and a sueno appeared in some Medieval texts). Compare English sound and Portuguese som.

Noun

son m (plural sones)

  1. A pleasant sound, tone
  2. An Afro-Cuban musical form.
  3. A musical composition in this form.

Derived terms

  • ¿a qué son?
  • ¿a son de qué?
  • bailar al son que le tocan
  • en son de
  • sin ton ni son

Related terms

  • sonar

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

son

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of ser.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of ser.

Further reading

  • “son” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

References


Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From English Sun (from Middle English sunne, from Old English sunne (sun; the Sun)) or Dutch zon (from Middle Dutch sonne (sun), from Old Dutch sunna), both from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂un-, *sóh₂wl̥.

Noun

son

  1. Sun

Derived terms

  • sonde

Swedish

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish son, sun, from Old Norse sonr, sunr from Proto-Germanic *sunuz, from Proto-Indo-European *suHnús. Masculine in Late Modern Swedish.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /soːn/
  • Rhymes: -oːn

Noun

son c

  1. son; someone's male child
Declension
Antonyms
  • dotter
Related terms
  • -son (see there for more derivations)
  • brorson
  • dotterson
  • sonbarn
  • sondotter
  • sonhustru
  • sonlig
  • sonnamn
  • sonson
  • sonsonsson
  • styvson
  • svärson
  • systerson

References

  • son in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

son

  1. definite singular of so

Anagrams

  • nos, ons, sno

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish صوك(soŋ, end, consequence), from Proto-Turkic *soŋ (back, end, after).

Adjective

son

  1. last, final
    Antonym: ilk

Noun

son (definite accusative sonu, plural sonlar)

  1. end, ending
  2. consequence, result, conclusion

Declension

Related terms

  • sonra
  • sonlu
  • sonsuz
  • sonlanmak

Uzbek

Etymology

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Noun

son (plural sonlar)

  1. thigh

Venetian

Verb

son

  1. first-person singular present indicative of èser

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [sɔn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʂɔŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʂɔŋ˧˧] ~ [sɔŋ˧˧]

Adjective

son

  1. (literary) unshakable; firm
    Lòng son dạ sắt càng thêm
    Lòng đà trăng gió ai tìm thấy ai.

Derived terms

  • son sắt; sắt son

Noun

son

  1. lipstick

Derived terms

  • son môi
  • đỏ son

Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [son]

Noun

son (nominative plural sons)

  1. son

Declension

Synonyms

  • hicil

Hypernyms

  • cil

Coordinate terms

  • daut
  • jicil

Derived terms

  • leson
  • lüson
  • posson
  • sonef
  • sonik
  • soniko
  • sono

See also

  • famül
  • fat
  • ledaut
  • mot
  • pal
  • palik
  • poscil
  • posdaut

Zhuang

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *soːlᴬ (to teach). Cognate with Thai สอน (sɔ̌ɔn), Northern Thai ᩈᩬᩁ, Lao ສອນ (sǭn), ᦉᦸᧃ (ṡoan), Tai Dam ꪎꪮꪙ, Shan သွၼ် (sǒan), Tai Nüa ᥔᥩᥢᥴ (sóan), Ahom 𑜏𑜨𑜃𑜫 (son).

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /θoːn˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: son1
  • Hyphenation: son

Verb

son (old orthography son)

  1. to teach

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SOMONI, the standard monetary unit of Tajikistan.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)