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triliteral

[trahy-lit-er-uh l] /traɪˈlɪt ər əl/
adjective
1.
using or consisting of three letters.
2.
(of Semitic roots) consisting of three consonants.
noun
3.
a triliteral word or root.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; tri- + literal
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triliteral

/traɪˈlɪtərəl/
adjective
1.
having three letters
2.
(of a word root in Semitic languages) consisting of three consonants
noun
3.
a word root of three consonants
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