tri- etymology

English word tri- comes from Latin tri- ((without adverbial sense) three, tri-.), Ancient Greek τρι-

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Detailed word origin of tri-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- Latin (lat) (without adverbial sense) three, tri-.
τρι- Ancient Greek (grc)
tri- English (eng) Three.

Words with the same origin as tri-

Descendants of tri-
bicycle dilemma travail travel triad triage triangle triangular triathlete triathlon tribune triceps tricycle trident trig trigon trike trilateral trimester trinity trio triplicate tripod triumvirate trivia
Descendants of τρι-
triplet triptych tritium