phyle


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phy·le

 (fī′lē)
n. pl. phy·lae (-lē)
A large citizens' organization based on kinship, constituting the largest political subdivision of an ancient Greek city-state.

[Greek phūlē, tribe, phyle; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

phy′lic adj.

phyle

(ˈfaɪlɪ)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a tribe or clan of an ancient Greek people such as the Ionians
[C19: from Greek phulē tribe, clan]
ˈphylic adj

phy•le

(ˈfaɪ li)

n., pl. -lae (-lē).
(in ancient Greece) any of various hereditary corporate subdivisions of a population, as the traditional tribal subdivisions of the Dorians and Ionians.
[1860–65; < Greek phȳlḗ]
phy′lic, adj.
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Noun1.phyle - a tribe of ancient Athenians
tribe, folk - a social division of (usually preliterate) people
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Los equipos, formados por jovenes pertenecientes a una misma phyle, competian por ser los primeros en llevar la antorcha encendida hasta el altar que servia de meta y prender en el el fuego sagrado.
Thus, after Hackworth is sentenced to a ten-year reclusion for the theft of intellectual property (a process that forced him to become a double agent against the Victorians and to decrypt the Primer for the Chinese so that this phyle can educate a myriad of orphan girls) he is dispatched to the Drummers' world.
No es una mera opinion o teoria de Aristoteles, sino simple hecho historico, que la fundacion de la polis fue precedida por la destruccion de todas las unidades organizadas que se basaban en el parentesco, tales como la phratria y la phyle.
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No structure has been found or identified as the Eurysakeion, but its approximate location seems assured by ancient testimonia that it was in Melite and by the discovery on or near the southern part of the Kolonos Agoraios of fragments of stelai inscribed with documents of the genos Salaminioi and the phyle Aiantis that include provisions for the erection of those stelai in the Eurysakeion; see Ferguson 1938; Agora III, pp.