He had copied two trilingual inscriptions, and recognized at once that he had three languages before him.
It is trilingual--viz., Chinese, Uighur, and runic or Yenissei characters.
He wandered about Europe, became bilingual, if not trilingual (he was never quite happy in German speech or German philosophy).
The first clue to these questions was, as in the parallel case of Egypt, afforded by a trilingual inscription.
It is probable that there was actual diversity in the trilingual versions.
The next problem in the study of cuneiform was the decipherment of the second language in each of the trilingual groups.
The only inscription at Wan that I could not copy was the trilingual tablet of Xerxes.
trilingual, trī-ling′gwal, adj. consisting of three tongues or languages.