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Origin of tri-
Words nearby tri-
WORDS THAT USE TRI-
What does tri- mean?
Examples of tri-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features tri- is trident, “a three-pronged instrument or weapon.” The word trident comes from Latin tridēns, which uses the equivalent of the form tri- in the language.
The tri- part of the word means “three,” while the -dent part means “tooth.” Trident literally translates to “three teeth” or “three-toothed.”
What are some words that use the combining form tri-?
- tridymite (using the equivalent form of tri- in Greek)
The following words use the equivalent forms of tri- in Latin or Greek:
What are some other forms that tri- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the letters tri- is necessarily using the combining form tri- to denote “three.” Learn why triage literally means “sorting” at our entry for the word.
How to use tri- in a sentence
And also those that contain norgestimate, which include Ortho-Cyclen and Tri-Cyclen.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One|Molly Oswaks|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the fall of 2012, and Hurricane Sandy had just devastated the Tri-State area.Making 'The Dog': The Amazing True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’|Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a quote usually associated with Bill Stout, designer of the Ford Tri-Motor: “Simplicate and add more lightness.”
Manhattan was the patient groom in my unspoken arranged marriage, the implicit goal of any tri-state suburban childhood.I Can’t Shake Hawaii: An Ode to Returning to Places You’ve Been Before|Debra A. Klein|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I remember Pham Thi Luyen who lived several provinces north in Trieu Ai village, Quang Tri Province.My Lai 45 Years Later—And the Unknown Atrocities of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan|Nick Turse|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My weary shoulders fairly ache as we pass through the constant, or tri-yearly, recurrence of the same experience.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
He rather prided himself on the way he played his part, and wore the tri-color cockade with an air of conviction.
Sabatier entered more carefully than he was wont to do, his hand upon a pistol thrust into his tri-color sash.
Tiny Moth planes stood wing to wing with huge tri-motored cabin ships that would hold a dozen passengers each.The Flying Reporter|Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
Anthropolatry, an-thro-pol′a-tri, n. the giving of divine honours to a human being, a term always employed in reproach.