tri-

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin tres (three) and Ancient Greek τρία (tría, three).

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Latin number prefix
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tri-

  1. three
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Sanskrit [script needed] (tri-, three).

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tri-

  1. (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.
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tri-

  1. tri-

Finnish[edit]

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tri-

  1. tri-

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The prefix tri- is mainly used in the names of chemical compounds, e.g. trikloorifluorimetaani or in words that have been loaned from other languages with the tri- prefix already there, e.g. trigonometria, trikolori. For other words, the prefix kolmi-, which is derived from the Finnish word kolme (three) is preferred.

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tri-

  1. tri-

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tri-

  1. tri-

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Malay[edit]

Malay cardinal numbers
2 3 4
    Cardinal : tri-

Etymology[edit]

From tri, from Sanskrit त्रि (tri), from Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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tri- (Jawi spelling تري)

  1. (cardinal) tri-

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tri-

  1. tri-

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Category Swedish words prefixed with tri- not found