Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

trigon

[trahy-gon] /ˈtraɪ gɒn/
noun
1.
a triangle.
2.
an ancient Greek stringed instrument with a triangular shape.
3.
Astrology Archaic.
  1. trine.
  2. triplicity.
Origin of trigon
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin trigōnum triangle < Greek trígōnon, noun use of neuter of trígōnos three-angled. See tri-, -gon
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for trigon
Historical Examples
  • Thus we speak of a pentagon but not of a tetragon or a trigon, although both words are correct in form.

    The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene Smith
British Dictionary definitions for trigon

trigon

/ˈtraɪɡɒn/
noun
1.
(in classical Greece or Rome) a triangular harp or lyre
2.
an archaic word for triangle
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek trigōnon triangle. See tri-, -gon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for trigon

Word Value for trigon

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends