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triliteral

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adjective tri·lit·er·al \-ˈli-t(ə-)rəl\

Definition of TRILITERAL

:  consisting of three letters and especially of three consonants <triliteral roots in Semitic languages>
tri·lit·er·al·ism \-t(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin of TRILITERAL

tri- + Latin littera letter
First Known Use: 1751

2triliteral

noun

Definition of TRILITERAL

:  a root or word that is triliteral

First Known Use of TRILITERAL

circa 1828

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