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.

Origin of triquetra

1
1580–90; <New Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin triquetrustriquetrous

Other words from triquetra

  • tri·quet·ric [trahy-kwe-trik], /traɪˈkwɛ trɪk/, adjective

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