triliteralism

[ trahy-lit-er-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ traɪˈlɪt ər əˌlɪz əm /
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noun

the characteristic presence of triliteral roots in a language, as in the Semitic languages.

Nearby words

  1. trilby,
  2. trilemma,
  3. trilinear,
  4. trilingual,
  5. triliteral,
  6. trilithon,
  7. trill,
  8. trilling,
  9. trilling, lionel,
  10. trillion

Origin of triliteralism

First recorded in 1835–45; triliteral + -ism

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