triathlete etymology

English word triathlete comes from English tri-, English athlete

Detailed word origin of triathlete

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
athlete English (eng) (US, Canada) A person who actively participates in physical sports, especially with great skill; a sportsperson.. A participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.. An exceptionally physically fit person.
triathlete English (eng) (athletics) An athlete who competes in the triathlon.

Words with the same origin as triathlete

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of athlete
athletics