Spake the ancient Dhrita-rashtra, father of a hundred sons, sonless now and sorrow-stricken, dark his ebbing life-tide runs!
Surely, sonless as I am, it is the gods that have sent him unto me!'
You do not yet know what it is to have a sonless son in peril.
And that same (king) of a dreaded name was sonless, O descendant of Bharata!
Being a sonless father, he thinks of the sons who have no fathers to do for them what he was so fain to do for his.
Old English sunu "son, descendant," from Proto-Germanic *sunuz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian sunu, Old Norse sonr, Danish søn, Swedish son, Middle Dutch sone, Dutch zoon, Old High German sunu, German Sohn, Gothic sunus "son").
The Germanic words are from PIE *su(e)-nu- "son" (cf. Sanskrit sunus, Greek huios, Avestan hunush, Armenian ustr, Lithuanian sunus, Old Church Slavonic synu, Russian and Polish syn "son"), a derived noun from root *seue- (1) "to give birth" (cf. Sanskrit sauti "gives birth," Old Irish suth "birth, offspring"). Son of _____ as the title of a sequel to a book or movie is recorded from 1929 ("Son of Tarzan").