triquetra

[trahy-kwee-truh, -kwe-]
noun
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:
1580–90; < Neo-Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin triquetrus triquetrous

triquetric [trahy-kwe-trik] , adjective
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Each arm bears a triangular panel incised with a triquetra symbolizing the trinity.
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