Türkische aussprache fîlıp
Etymologie () ca. 1425–75; Middle English philippe to make a sound with right forefinger and thumb; uncert. orig.
a fillip gradually became “something of small importance; a trifle.” “The rest is not worth a fillip with the finger.” And, the word could also express a short space of time (perhaps the time it took to “flick” the finger). “The tortoise..in a fillip of the finger was down in the gardens of Riu Gu.” Only in the 18th and 19th centuries did its current usage, as encouragement or stimulus, tend to dominate.