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phyle

[fahy-lee] /ˈfaɪ li/
noun, plural phylae
[fahy-lee] /ˈfaɪ li/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Greece) a tribe or clan, based on supposed kinship.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek phȳlḗ, akin to phŷlon phylon
Related forms
phylic, adjective
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phyle

/ˈfaɪlɪ/
noun (pl) -lae (-liː)
1.
a tribe or clan of an ancient Greek people such as the Ionians
Derived Forms
phylic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phulē tribe, clan
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