triptych

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From Ancient Greek τρίπτυχος ‎(tríptukhos, consisting of three layers, threefold), from τρί- ‎(trí-) + πτυχή ‎(ptukhḗ, a fold).

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triptych ‎(plural triptychs)

  1. (art) A picture or series of pictures painted on three tablets connected by hinges.
  2. (philately) A set of three se-tenant postage stamps that form a composite picture.

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