phylae

phyle

[fahy-lee]
noun, plural phylae [fahy-lee] .
(in ancient Greece) a tribe or clan, based on supposed kinship.

Origin:
1860–65; < Greek phȳlḗ, akin to phŷlon phylon

phylic, adjective
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phyle (ˈfaɪlɪ)
 
n , pl -lae
a tribe or clan of an ancient Greek people such as the Ionians
 
[C19: from Greek phulē tribe, clan]
 
'phylic
 
adj

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