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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tribe +‎ -al, first attested in the 1630s.[1][2][3][4]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tribal (comparative more tribal, superlative most tribal)

  1. Of or relating to tribes.
  2. Based on or organized according to tribes.
    a tribal society

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TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

tribal (plural tribals)

  1. A design or image that has been influenced by indigenous peoples; especially such a tattoo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ tribal” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933
  3. ^ tribal” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  4. ^ tribal” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tribal (masculine and feminine plural tribals)

  1. tribal (of or pertaining to tribes)
  2. tribal (based on or organized according to tribes)

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Similar vowel sounds of bright and tribe.

AdjectiveEdit

tribal

  1. bright; having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tribal (feminine singular tribale, masculine plural tribals or tribaux, feminine plural tribales)

  1. tribal

GalicianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tribal m, f (plural tribais)

  1. tribal (of or pertaining to tribes)
  2. tribal (based on or organized according to tribes)

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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɾiˈbal/, [t̪ɾiˈβal]

AdjectiveEdit

tribal (plural tribales)

  1. tribal (of or pertaining to tribes)
  2. tribal (based on or organized according to tribes)

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit