1

trine

adjective \ ˈtrīn \

Definition of trine

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

Origin and Etymology of trine

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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trine

noun

Definition of trine

1 : a group of three : triad
2 : the trine astrological aspect of two celestial bodies

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1552

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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