Tigré

[tee-grey]
noun
  1. a Semitic language spoken in northern Ethiopia.
  2. a member of a nomadic, Tigrinya-speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
  3. a member of an agricultural, Tigré-speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
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Historical Examples of tigre

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

  • Wilkinson was on board, having come off with the boats with the stores from the Tigre.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • The welcome order was issued for the Tigre to sail on the 1st of March.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • Mr. Janverin, midshipman of the Tigre, and eleven men were wounded.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • There is the Tigre fairly under way, steering south by west.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty


British Dictionary definitions for tigre

Tigre

Tigray

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