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Latin tripudium (a measured stamping, a leaping, a solemn religious dance).


tripudiary (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Of or relating to dancing.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, London: Edw. Dod & Nath. Ekins, 1650, Book I, Chapter 4, p. 12,[1]
      On this foundation were built the conclusions of Southsayers in their Auguriall, and Tripudiary divinations []
    • 1895, Irving C. Rosen, “The Conservative Value of the Play-Impulse,” Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 133, Number 16, 17 October, 1895, p. 387,[2]
      Biblical and literary references to tripudiary acts are almost too common to require mention.

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