triquetra

[ trahy-kwee-truh, -kwe- ]
/ traɪˈkwi trə, -ˈkwɛ- /
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noun

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.

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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Examples from the Web for triquetra

  • 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