trine

adjective
\ ˈtrīn How to pronounce trine (audio) \

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

Examples of trine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective During this time, Saturn also makes harmonious trine aspects to the moon, Venus, and the North Node. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, 17 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Moon follows up with a trine to Saturn, bringing our imagination and reality together for everyone's benefit. Chicago Tribune, 27 June 2022 The emotional Cancer Moon trines expansive Jupiter in Pisces before entering another trine with dreamy Neptune. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 9 Apr. 2022 The Aquarius Moon conjoins tough Saturn, forcing us to get serious about our goals, but a helpful lunar trine to the Sun in Gemini will show us the inherent possibilities available to us. Chicago Tribune, 18 June 2022 When a trine occurs between Mercury in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces on the following day, after a week of holding and tension, the release is sure to be palpable. Gala Mukomolova, refinery29.com, 18 July 2021 The Sagittarius full moon will also make a weak trine at an approximate 120° angle with Mars (planet of action) and Jupiter (planet of expansion). Emily Newhouse, Allure, 13 June 2022 The Moon in Scorpio will square stern Saturn, then turn right around and trine dreamy Neptune, showing us facts and fantasy in equal measure. Chicago Tribune, 12 June 2022 The Moon in Taurus is also making a beautiful trine to powerful Pluto, bringing some comforting stability to the deep transformations many of us have undergone. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 1 Aug. 2021 The Moon in your career sector is making an easy trine with Mercury, who just arrived in your 6th House of Daily Work and Wellness. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Trine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trine. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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