trine

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See also: Trine, triné, and trinë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French trin, from Latin trīnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

trine (not comparable)

  1. Triple, threefold.
  2. (astrology) Denoting the aspect of two celestial bodies which are 120° apart.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, III.1.2.ii:
      The physicians refer this to their temperament, astrologers to trine and sextile aspects, or opposite of their several ascendants, lords of their genitures, love and hatred of planets […].

Noun[edit]

trine (plural trines)

  1. A group of three things.
    • Elizabeth Browning
      A single trine of brazen tortoises.
  2. An aspect of two astrological bodies when 120° apart.

Verb[edit]

trine (third-person singular simple present trines, present participle trining, simple past and past participle trined)

  1. (transitive, astrology) To put in the aspect of a trine.
    • Dryden
      By fortune he [Saturn] was now to Venus trined.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) To hang; To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck.
    • 1612, Dekker, Thomas, Lantern and Candlelight[1]:
      Been Darkmans then booz Mort and Ken, / The been Coves bing awast / On Chats to trine by Rum-Coves dine, / For his long lib at last.
    • 1988, Wertenbaker, Timberlake, Our Country's Good, Act 2, Scene 1:
      Liz, he says, why trine for a make, when you can wap for a winne. I'm no dimber mort, I says. Don't ask you to be a swell mollisher, sister, coves want Miss Laycock, don't look at your mug. So I begin to sell my mother of saints.
  3. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) To go.
    • 1647, Fletcher, John, Beggars' Bush[2], published 1706, Act 3, Scene 3, page 42:
      Twang dell's, i' the strommell, and let the Quire Cuffin: / And Herman Beck strine and trine to the Ruffin.
    • 1673, Head, Richard, “The Beggars Curse”, in The Canting Academy[3]:
      From thence at the Nubbing-cheat we trine in the Lightmans.

Anagrams[edit]


Caló[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit त्रीणि (trīṇi)

Numeral[edit]

trine

  1. three

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

trine f

  1. plural of trina

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

trīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of trīnus

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “trine”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

trine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of trinar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of trinar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of trinar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of trinar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

trine

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of trinar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of trinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of trinar.