son

Meanings

Noun

  • One's male offspring.
  • A male adopted person in relation to his adoptive parents.
  • 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.
  • A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.
  • A male descendant.
  • Son cubano, a genre of music and dance blending Spanish and African elements that originated in Cuba during the late 19th century.

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Origin

  • From Middle English sonn, sone, sun, sune, from Old English sunu ("son"), from Proto-Germanic *sunuz, from Proto-Indo-European *suHn├║s, from Proto-Indo-European *sewH-.
  • From Middle English sonen, sunen, from the noun (see above).
  • From Spanish son.

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