[ trahyn ]
/ traɪn /


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.

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


/ (traɪn) /


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 Forms

trinal, adjective

Word Origin for trine

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