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A member of another tribe; a foreigner, an alien. rare.
Foreign, alien; = Allophylian.Related Allophylian
Old English; earliest use found in The Paris Psalter. From post-classical Latin allophylus (adjective) foreign, (noun) foreigner, especially with reference to the Philistines (Vetus Latina) from ancient Greek ἀλλόϕυλος of another tribe, foreign, in Hellenistic Greek frequently with reference to the Philistines from ἀλλο- + ϕυλή.
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