trieteric

1 of 2

noun

tri·​e·​ter·​ic
¦trīə¦terik
plural -s
: a trieteric festival especially in honor of Bacchus

trieteric

2 of 2

adjective

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: occurring in alternate years
used of an ancient Greek rite

Word History

Etymology

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 27 Nov. 2022.

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