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trine

[trahyn] /traɪn/
adjective
1.
threefold; triple.
2.
Astrology. of or relating to the trigon aspect of two planets distant from each other 120°, or the third part of the zodiac.
noun
3.
a set or group of three; triad.
4.
(initial capital letter) the Trinity.
5.
Astrology. a trine aspect of two planets, indicative of ease and accomplishment.
Origin of trine
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English: threefold (< Old French trin(e)) < Latin trīnus, singular of trīnī by threes (see trinary)
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  • "I am going to take trine away, now that you are so well," began Mrs. Ritter.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • Your wife can have her trine back again; and tell her she was worth her weight in gold.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • After a while trine saw Battiste coming from the barn; he went past the house, down toward the meadows.

  • Old trine stood behind the baker's boy, and her big basket was at her feet.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • The good aspects are the trine and sextile; the evil being the semisquare, square, sesquiquadrate, and opposition.

    Astrology Sepharial
British Dictionary definitions for trine

trine

/traɪn/
noun
1.
(astrology) an aspect of 120° between two planets, an orb of 8° being allowed Compare conjunction (sense 5), opposition (sense 9), square (sense 10)
2.
anything comprising three parts
adjective
3.
of or relating to a trine
4.
threefold; triple
Derived Forms
trinal, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French trin, from Latin trīnus triple, from trēs three
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Word Origin and History for trine
adj.

"threefold," late 14c., from French trine (13c.), from Latin trinus "threefold," from tres "three" (see three).

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