threefold; triple.
Astrology. of or relating to the trigon aspect of two planets distant from each other 120°, or the third part of the zodiac.


a set or group of three; triad.
(initial capital letter) the Trinity.
Astrology. a trine aspect of two planets, indicative of ease and accomplishment.

Nearby words

  1. trinal,
  2. trinary,
  3. trination,
  4. trincomalee,
  5. trindle,
  6. trine immersion,
  7. tringle,
  8. trini,
  9. trinidad,
  10. trinidad and tobago

Origin of trine

1350–1400; Middle English: threefold (< Old French trin(e)) < Latin trīnus, singular of trīnī by threes (see trinary) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trine



astrology an aspect of 120° between two planets, an orb of 8° being allowedCompare conjunction (def. 5), opposition (def. 9), square (def. 10)
anything comprising three parts


of or relating to a trine
threefold; triple
Derived Formstrinal, adjective

Word Origin for trine

C14: from Old French trin, from Latin trīnus triple, from trēs three

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Word Origin and History for trine



"threefold," late 14c., from French trine (13c.), from Latin trinus "threefold," from tres "three" (see three).

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