From Old French fil ("thread"), from Latin fīlum ("thread"). filum.
From French file, from filer, from Latin fīlāre, from filum.
From Middle English file, fyle, from Old English fēl, fēol, from earlier fīil, from Proto-Germanic *finhlō, *finhilō, from Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ- ("to adorn, form"). Cognate with West Frisian file ("file"), Dutch vijl ("file"), German Feile ("file").
From Middle English filen, from Old English fȳlan, from Proto-West Germanic *fūlijan. More at defile.
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