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triquetra

[trahy-kwee-truh, -kwe-]
noun
  1. a geometrical figure having three points, especially one formed of three intersecting ellipses: The triquetra was often used in ancient art to symbolize a triune deity.
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Origin of triquetra

1580–90; < New Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin triquetrus triquetrous
Related formstri·quet·ric [trahy-kwe-trik] /traɪˈkwɛ trɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • An interesting example of the transformation of a symbol into an emblem is found in the case of the triskele or triquetra.

    Evolution in Art

    Alfred C. Haddon