trine

adjective
\ˈtrīn \

Definition of trine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 : of, relating to, or being the favorable astrological aspect of two celestial bodies 120 degrees apart

trine

noun

Definition of trine (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a group of three : triad

2 : the trine astrological aspect of two celestial bodies

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In other news: a Sun-Venus-Pluto trine jars social relationships. Minerva, San Francisco Chronicle, "Minerva’s horoscope, week of Jan. 7," 4 Jan. 2018 Venus unites with taskmaster Saturn on Tuesday, September 12, forming a harmonious trine aspect. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What This Week's Horoscope Means for You," 11 Sep. 2017 This flavor of die-hard commitment is amplified on 11/11 by Saturn’s trine to Uranus. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes November 6-12," 6 Nov. 2012 The moon and Venus, unified in their passion and sass, form a beneficial trine with Uranus –– the planet of rebellion –– on Sunday, September 17. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What This Week's Horoscope Means for You," 11 Sep. 2017 Monday is a gorgeous day when your ruler, assertive Mars, makes a beautiful trine to inspirational Neptune. Aurora Tower, Cosmopolitan, "Your Horoscopes for the Week of June 26," 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of trine

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trine

Adjective

Middle English, from Anglo-French trin, from Latin trinus, from trini three each; akin to Latin tres three — more at three

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