Tribe etymology


English word tribe comes from Middle English (1100-1500) thre (Three.), Proto-Slavic *tríh₂

Etymology of tribe

Detailed word origin of tribe

Dictionary entry Language Definition
thre Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Three.
*tríh₂ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro)
three English (en) (basketball). A person who is three years old.. Anything measuring three units, as length.. The digit/figure 3.. The playing card featuring three pips. (cardinal) A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; this many dots (•••).. (of a set or group) Having three elements.
*tisres Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*trēs Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Three.
tres Latin (lat)
tribus Latin (lat) A division of the Roman people.. A tribe.. One of the three original tribes of Rome: Ramnes, Tities, Luceres.. The mob, the lower classes.
tribu Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Tribe.
tribe English (en) (anthropology) A society larger than a band but smaller than a state.. (stock breeding) A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line.. (taxonomy) A hierarchal rank between family and genus.. (zoology) A group of apes who live and work together.. A socially, ethnically, or politically cohesive group of people.. The collective noun for various [...]

Words with the same origin as tribe

Descendants of thre

retribution trial tribunal

Descendants of *tríh₂

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