triliteral

adjective
tri·​lit·​er·​al | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈli-t(ə-)rəl How to pronounce triliteral (audio) \

Definition of triliteral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: consisting of three letters and especially of three consonants triliteral roots in Semitic languages

triliteral

noun

Definition of triliteral (Entry 2 of 2)

: a root or word that is triliteral

Other Words from triliteral

Adjective

triliteralism \ (ˌ)trī-​ˈli-​t(ə-​)rə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce triliteralism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of triliteral

Adjective

1751, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triliteral

Adjective

tri- + Latin littera letter

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“Triliteral.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triliteral. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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