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triquetra

[trahy-kwee-truh, -kwe-] /traɪˈkwi trə, -ˈkwɛ-/
noun
1.
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
1580-1590
1580-90; < Neo-Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin triquetrus triquetrous
Related forms
triquetric
[trahy-kwe-trik] /traɪˈkwɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for triquetra
  • Each arm bears a triangular panel incised with a triquetra symbolizing the trinity.

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