tribal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tribālis; surface analysis tribe +‎ -al, first attested in the 1630s.[1][2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹaɪbəl/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪbəl

Adjective[edit]

tribal (comparative more tribal, superlative most tribal)

  1. Of or relating to tribes.
    social order through tribal law
  2. Based on or organized according to tribes.
    a tribal society

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Noun[edit]

tribal (plural tribals)

  1. A design or image that has been influenced by indigenous peoples; especially such a tattoo.
  2. (India) A member of a tribe.
    • 1983, Human Science: Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India, page 141:
      This right had been accepted by relative tribals but misobeyed and effaced by non-tribals and foreign peasants.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “tribal”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Similar vowel sounds of bright and tribe. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

tribal

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tribu +‎ -al, possibly influenced by English tribal

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. tribal

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Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

tribal m or f (plural tribais)

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

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tribal or from tribo (tribe) +‎ -al (of or relating to).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: tri‧bal

Adjective[edit]

tribal m or f (plural tribais)

  1. tribal

References[edit]

  1. ^ tribal” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tribal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tribal m or n (feminine singular tribală, masculine plural tribali, feminine and neuter plural tribale)

  1. tribal

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Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɾiˈbal/, [t̪ɾiˈβ̞al]
  • Hyphenation: tri‧bal

Adjective[edit]

tribal (plural tribales)

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

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