phyle

play
noun phy·le \ˈfī-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of phyle

plural

phylae

\ˈfī-(ˌ)lē\
  1. :  the largest political subdivision among the ancient Athenians

Origin and Etymology of phyle

Greek phylē tribe, phyle


First Known Use: 1851


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).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to link together in a series or chain

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!