trieteric

noun
tri·​e·​ter·​ic | \ ¦trīə¦terik \
plural -s

Definition of trieteric

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a trieteric festival especially in honor of Bacchus

trieteric

adjective
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Definition of trieteric (Entry 2 of 2)

: occurring in alternate years used of an ancient Greek rite

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History and Etymology for trieteric

Noun

Late Latin trieterica, from feminine of trietericus occurring every third year

Adjective

Latin trietericus, from Greek trietērikos, from trietēris triennial festival (from tri- three + etos year) + -ikos -ic

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“Trieteric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trieteric. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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