trite etymology

English word trite comes from Latin tero (I rub or triturate. I tread. I wear away or wear out.)

Detailed word origin of trite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tero Latin (lat) I rub or triturate. I tread. I wear away or wear out.
tritus Latin (lat)
trite English (eng) (legal) So well established as to be beyond debate: trite law.. Often in reference to a word or phrase: used so many times that it is commonplace, or no longer interesting or effective; worn out, hackneyed.

Words with the same origin as trite

Descendants of tero
attrit detriment detrital detrite detritivore detritus penalty try protervity terebrate triage trial try try on try pot try square try-hard try-miter square try-on try-outs trying tryout trywork