Definition of tribulation in English:

tribulation

Line breaks: tribu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

(usually tribulations)

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin tribulatio(n-), from Latin tribulare 'press, oppress', from tribulum 'threshing board (constructed of sharp points)', based on terere 'rub'.

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