three in one; constituting a trinity in unity, as the Godhead.


(initial capital letter) the Trinity.

Origin of triune

1595–1605; tri- + -une < Latin ūnus one Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for triune

Historical Examples of triune

  • I blushed at having said so much, but the triune passion warmed my soul.

    Ernest Linwood

    Caroline Lee Hentz

  • This triune structure, as much as anything else, imparts power to the tail.

  • Thar's been fouten at Triune an' Lavergne, an' all along the line.

    The Red Acorn

    John McElroy

  • Worship, as we understand it, is addressed to the Triune God, and to Him alone.

    Hymns from the East

    John Brownlie

  • Difference and identity, implied by triune process of categories, vi.

British Dictionary definitions for triune



constituting three in one, esp the three persons in one God of the Trinity


a group of three
(often capital) another word for Trinity
Derived Formstriunity, noun

Word Origin for triune

C17: tri- + -une, from Latin ūnus one
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Word Origin and History for triune

"three in one," 1630s, from tri- + Latin unus "one" (see one).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper