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triune

[trahy-yoon]
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adjective
  1. three in one; constituting a trinity in unity, as the Godhead.
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noun
  1. (initial capital letter) the Trinity.
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Origin of triune

1595–1605; tri- + -une < Latin ūnus one
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Examples from the Web for triune

Historical Examples

  • I blushed at having said so much, but the triune passion warmed my soul.

    Ernest Linwood

    Caroline Lee Hentz

  • This triune structure, as much as anything else, imparts power to the tail.

  • Thar's been fouten at Triune an' Lavergne, an' all along the line.

    The Red Acorn

    John McElroy

  • Worship, as we understand it, is addressed to the Triune God, and to Him alone.

    Hymns from the East

    John Brownlie

  • Difference and identity, implied by triune process of categories, vi.


British Dictionary definitions for triune

triune

adjective
  1. constituting three in one, esp the three persons in one God of the Trinity
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noun
  1. a group of three
  2. (often capital) another word for Trinity
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Derived Formstriunity, noun

Word Origin

C17: tri- + -une, from Latin ūnus one
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Word Origin and History for triune

"three in one," 1630s, from tri- + Latin unus "one" (see one).

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