triangle etymology

English word triangle comes from Latin angulus (Angle. Corner.), Latin tres

Detailed word origin of triangle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
angulus Latin (lat) Angle. Corner.
tres Latin (lat)
triangulus Latin (lat) (neuter substantive) triangle. Triangular, three-cornered, three-sided.
triangle Old French (fro)
triangle English (eng) (US, Canada) A set square.. (cue sports) A triangular piece of equipment used for gathering the balls into the formation required by the game being played.. (geometry) A polygon with three sides and three angles.. (historical) A frame formed of three poles stuck in the ground and united at the top, to which soldiers were bound when undergoing corporal punishment.. (music) A percussion [...]

Words with the same origin as triangle

Descendants of angulus
Descendants of tres
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