triptote

noun
trip·​tote | \ ˈtripˌtōt \
plural -s

Definition of triptote

: a noun having three cases only — compare diptote

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History and Etymology for 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)

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“Triptote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triptote. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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