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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tribe, tribu, from Old French tribu, from Latin tribus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɹaɪb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪb

NounEdit

tribe (plural tribes)

  1. A socially, ethnically, or politically cohesive group of people.
  2. (anthropology) A society larger than a band but smaller than a state.
    1. (zoology) A group of apes who live and work together.
  3. The collective noun for various animals.
  4. (taxonomy) A hierarchal rank between family and genus.
  5. (stock breeding) A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line.
    the Duchess tribe of shorthorns

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VerbEdit

tribe (third-person singular simple present tribes, present participle tribing, simple past and past participle tribed)

  1. (transitive) To distribute into tribes or classes; to categorize.
    • (Can we date this quote by Archbishop Nicolson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Our fowl, fish, and quadruped are well tribed.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French tribu, from Latin tribus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtriːb(ə)/, /ˈtriːbu/

NounEdit

tribe (plural tribus)

  1. One of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  2. (rare) Any tribe or kin group.
  3. (rare) A league or grouping.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: tribe

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