trifarious

adjective

tri·​far·​i·​ous
(ˈ)trī¦fa(a)rēəs
: facing three ways
especially : occurring in whorls of three
trifarious leaves

Word History

Etymology

Latin trifarius of three ways, from trifariam in three ways, from tri- + -fariam (akin to Sanskrit -dhā in dvidhā in two ways)

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“Trifarious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trifarious. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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