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[tee-grey] /tiˈgreɪ/
a Semitic language spoken in northern Ethiopia.
a member of a nomadic, Tigrinya-speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
a member of an agricultural, Tigré-speaking people of northern Ethiopia. Unabridged
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  • It is divided into many branches, some on the river tigre, others on the Nanay.

  • That must have been just after we entered the cave, and were engaged with the tigre—I mean it Number 1.

    Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid
  • While I talked to him, Victor threw himself upon the heap of new-cut hay at a little distance from us, and played with tigre.

    Rutledge Miriam Coles Harris
  • Once when a Mexican tigre, a jaguar, charged me I—But that is not this story.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • It was with deep satisfaction that the officers and men of the tigre received the orders to prepare for sailing at once.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • Edgar was not on board the tigre when she fell in with the convoy of wounded.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • He escapes several snares laid for him by the viceroy of tigre.

    A Voyage to Abyssinia Jerome Lobo
  • There is the tigre fairly under way, steering south by west.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • The tigre and mirror is an uncommon but very remarkable bearing.

  • Returning to Rhodes, he then started in the tigre for Syria.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for tigre


an autonomous region of N Ethiopia, bordering on Eritrea: formerly a separate kingdom. Capital: Mekele. Pop: 4 334 996 (2005 est)
a language of NE Ethiopia, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
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