Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

phyle

play
noun phy·le \ˈfī-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of phyle

plural

phylae

\-ˌlē\
  1. :  the largest political subdivision among the ancient Athenians



Origin and Etymology of phyle

Greek phylē tribe, phyle


First Known Use: 1863


Learn More about phyle


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phyle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).