tribal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

tribal (plural tribals)

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

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. ^ tribal” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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.

Adjective[edit]

tribal

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

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. tribal

Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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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Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɾiˈbal/, [t̪ɾiˈβal]

Adjective[edit]

tribal (plural tribales)

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

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