December 29th, 2013

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Saturday Word: Filial

fil·i·al [ˈfɪljəl]:
origin: (1400s) Latin; fīli(us)= "son" or filia= daughter,

Anything of, applying to, or befitting a child. It may help to think of the synonym of this word being "daughterly", and the antonym being "parental". To relate to something in a filial way is to acknowledge a lineage from the point of view of the offspring (or following generations).

Example: The filly's filial feelings exhibited themselves in how focused she was about staying at the mare's flank, while her filial lineage of blue ribbons were flaunted in fleet-footed frolicking!
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