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phyle Explained

phyle at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[faıl]

phyle at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) phylae

phyle at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of several tribes that formed the largest political subgroups in all Dorian and most Ionian Greek city-states. Phylae were simultaneously kinship groups, corporations with their own officials and priests, and local units for administrative and military purposes. Athens's original four phylae were replaced by 10 under Cleisthenes' reorganization (508/7 BC); Sparta's original three were supplanted by five in the 8th cent. BC.

Phyle at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Phyle \Phy"le\, n.; pl. {Phyl[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a body of
men united by ties of blood or habitation.]
A local division of the people in ancient Athens; a clan; a
tribe.

phyle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

phyle
n : a tribe of ancient Athenians
[also: {phylae} (pl)]

phyle at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

New Inter: etyl » la, from Inter: etyl » grc, a body of men united by ties of blood or habitation.

Noun

Inter: en-noun » pl2=phylae
Inter: wikipedi » a
  1. Inter: historica » l A local division of the people in ancient Athens; a clan; a tribe.


Inter: Webster 191 » 3
Translation: vi » phyle
Translation: zh » phyle