[ey-muh l, ee-muh l; German ey-meel]


a male given name: from Latin Aemilius, a family name.

Also É·mile [ey-meel] /eɪˈmil/.
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masc. personal name, from German Emil, from French Emilé, from Latin Aemilius, name of a Roman gens, from aemulus "imitating, rivaling" (see emulation).

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