Origin of son
Definition for son (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for son
“They know there are drug spots,” said Wanda Williams, who was out for a walk with her son.
Jennie kept his parliamentary vestments for her son, apparently instilling in Winston the sense that he would be a leader.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among the other graduates was Officer Kevin Lynch, brother and son of police officers.
He stood holding his 21-month-old son, Jamison, his wife, Kelly, at his side.
His son, Yaqoob Bizenjo, served as a member of the National Assembly until 2013.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That father too embraced him and asked him in the presence of all,—“Do you remember both your lives, my son?”The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
I too am a son of Jhebbal Sag, out of a fire-being from a far realm.Beyond the Black River|Robert E. Howard
He had supposed that a rich man's son, because he was a rich man's son, always had all the money he wanted.'As Gold in the Furnace'|John E. Copus
There at that time lived Thorstein, Egil's son, his mother's brother.Laxdla Saga|Anonymous
The son at this period would have awoke him, but he became more composed, for a time, and enjoyed apparently a refreshing sleep.Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for son (1 of 2)
Word Origin for son
British Dictionary definitions for son (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for son
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").
Idioms and Phrases with son
In addition to the idiom beginning with son
- song and dance
- son of a bitch
- favorite son
- like father, like son