triune

[ trahy-yoon ]
/ ˈtraɪ yun /

adjective

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

noun

(initial capital letter) the Trinity.

Nearby words

  1. triumphalism,
  2. triumphant,
  3. triumphantly,
  4. triumvir,
  5. triumvirate,
  6. triunitarian,
  7. triunity,
  8. trivalent,
  9. trivalve,
  10. trivandrum

Origin of triune

1595–1605; tri- + -une < Latin ūnus one

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British Dictionary definitions for triune

triune

/ (ˈtraɪjuːn) /

adjective

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

noun

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

triune

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

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