triptote

noun trip·tote \ˈtripˌtōt\

Definition of triptote

plural

-s

  1. :  a noun having three cases only — compare diptote

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Origin and Etymology of triptote

Late Latin triptoton, from Late Greek triptōton, neuter of triptōtos having only three cases, from Greek tri- three + -ptōtos (from piptein to fall, influenced in meaning by Greek ptōsis case, fall) — more at tri-, ptosis, feather


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