Fillipeen
Fillipeen Fil"li*peen`, n. See {Philopena}. [1913 Webster]

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  • fillipeen — Philopena Phil o*pe na, n. [Probably a corruption fr. G. vielliebchen, LG. vielliebken, or D. veelliebken, a philopena, literally, much loved; but influenced by Gr. ? a friend, and L. poena penalty, from an idea that the gift was a penalty of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fillipeen — /fil euh peen /, n. philopena. * * * …   Universalium

  • fillipeen — fil·li·peen …   English syllables

  • fillipeen — …   Useful english dictionary

  • phillippine — Philopena Phil o*pe na, n. [Probably a corruption fr. G. vielliebchen, LG. vielliebken, or D. veelliebken, a philopena, literally, much loved; but influenced by Gr. ? a friend, and L. poena penalty, from an idea that the gift was a penalty of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Philopena — Phil o*pe na, n. [Probably a corruption fr. G. vielliebchen, LG. vielliebken, or D. veelliebken, a philopena, literally, much loved; but influenced by Gr. ? a friend, and L. poena penalty, from an idea that the gift was a penalty of friendship or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philopena — /fil euh pee neuh/, n. 1. a custom, presumably of German origin, in which two persons share the kernels of a nut and determine that one shall receive a forfeit from the other at a later time upon the saying of a certain word or the performance of …   Universalium

  • Vielliebchen — Sn (zwei zusammengewachsene Früchte, an die sich Volksbräuche für Liebespaare knüpfen, besonders Doppelmandeln) per. Wortschatz reg. (19. Jh.) Onomastische Bildung. Das Wort scheint eine Umdeutung zu sein aus Filipchen, dieses weiter aus frz.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • fillipeener — noun see fillipeen …   Useful english dictionary

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