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triliteralism

[trahy-lit-er-uh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the characteristic presence of triliteral roots in a language, as in the Semitic languages.

Origin of triliteralism

First recorded in 1835–45; triliteral + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • Triliteralism is considered the most essential and most peculiar feature of Semitic.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1

    Various


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