The origin of the term is uncertain; most likely a loan-word from Pre-Greek, possibly Phrygian or Illyrian. The θρι- has also been connected with a term for "fig tree" (compare θρῖον 'fig leaf')[source?], while -αμβος is probably the same element that also occurs in ἴαμβος "a poetic meter".
- θρίαμβος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- θρίαμβος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
- «θρίαμβος» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette