τριάς

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See also: -τριας

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From τρι- (tri-) +‎ -άς (-ás). First use in the Christian theological sense dates back to the second century AD, predating Latin trinitas.

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τρῐᾰ́ς (triásf (genitive τρῐᾰ́δος); third declension

  1. the number three
    • 428 BCE – 347 BCE, Plato, Phaedo 104a
      ἀλλ᾽ ὅμως οὕτως πέφυκε καὶ ἡ τριὰς καὶ ἡ πεμπτὰς καὶ ὁ ἥμισυς τοῦ ἀριθμοῦ ἅπας
      all᾽ hómōs hoútōs péphuke kaì hē triàs kaì hē pemptàs kaì ho hḗmisus toû arithmoû hápas
      Yet the number three and the number five and half the numbers in general are so constituted.
  2. a group of three; triad
    • 371 BCE – 287 BCE, Theophrastus, On Winds 49
      τελευτᾷ ἐν τῇ πρώτῃ τριάδι
      teleutâi en têi prṓtēi triádi
  3. (prosody) system of three strophes
    • Hephaestio, Collected Works 61C
  4. (Christianity) Trinity

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