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.
    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.

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, 2001–2020.

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]

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. tribal

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]

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Adjective[edit]

tribal m or f (plural tribais, comparable)

  1. tribal

Further reading[edit]

  • tribal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

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/, [t̪ɾiˈβal]
  • Hyphenation: tri‧bal

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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