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triliteral

adjective tri·lit·er·al \ (ˌ)trī-ˈli-t(ə-)rəl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of triliteral

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

triliteralism

play \(ˌ)trī-ˈli-t(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of triliteral

tri- + Latin littera letter


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triliteral

noun

Definition of triliteral

: a root or word that is triliteral

First Known Use of triliteral

circa 1828

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