trisul

noun
tri·​sul | \ trə̇ˈshül \
variants: or trisula \ -​lə \
plural -s

Definition of trisul

: a trident or 3-pointed emblem or ornament associated especially with the god Siva

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History and Etymology for trisul

Sanskrit triśūla, literally, having three points, from tri three + śūla spit, spear, point

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“Trisul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trisul. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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