What does filial mean?
Definitions for filial
ˈfɪl i əlfil·ial
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designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
Pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter.
Respectful of the duties and attitudes of a son or daughter toward their parents.
Of a generation or generations descending from a specific previous one.
Etymology: From filial, from filialis, from filius / filia.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: filial-le, French; filius, Latin.
My mischievous proceeding may be the glory of his filial piety, the only reward now left for so great a merit. Philip Sidney.
From imposition of strict laws, to free
Acceptance of large grace; from servile fear
To filial; works of law, to works of faith. John Milton, Pa. Lost.
He griev’d, he wept, the sight an image brought
Of his own filial love; a sadly pleasing thought. Dryden.
And thus the filial godhead answ’ring spoke. John Milton, P. L.
Where the old myrtle her good influence sheds,
Sprigs of like leaf erect their filial heads;
And when the parent rose decays and dies,
With a resembling face the daughter buds arise. Matthew Prior.
of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience
bearing the relation of a child
Etymology: [L. filialis, fr. filius son, filia daughter; akin to e. female, feminine. Cf. Fitz.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fil′yal, adj. pertaining to or becoming a son or daughter: bearing the relation of a child.—adv. Fil′ially. [Fr.,—Low L. filialis—L. filius, a son.]
The numerical value of filial in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of filial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of filial in a Sentence
She is a filial, beautiful and smart daughter. It is a painful loss. it is a natural disaster. Nobody is to be blamed.
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- kindlich, söhnlich, töchterlichGerman
- filina, filaEsperanto
- jälkeläinen, vanhempiaan kunnioittava, jälki, lapsenomainenFinnish
- macailScottish Gaelic
- barnlegNorwegian Nynorsk
- сыно́вний, сыно́вий, доче́рний, дочери́нскийRussian
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