\ \ [13] Latin trībulum denoted an agricultural implement consisting of a wooden board with sharp stones or metal teeth underneath, used for threshing grain (it was derived from the base *trī-, a variant of *ter- ‘rub’, which also produced English attrition, contrition, detriment, detritus, diatribe, tribadismlesbianism’ [19], and trite). From this was derived the verb trībulārepress’, which was used by Christian writers for ‘oppress, afflict’. And this sense provoked the derivative trībulātiōaffliction’, which passed into English via Old French tribulation.

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