One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A group of three people or things.‘the triplicity of persons within the absolute unity of the godhead’
- ‘The triplicity of waters will give birth to a man who will choose Thursday as his holy day.’
- ‘The triplicity of the Goddess in these texts is one of the most recurrent themes.’
- 1.1archaic mass noun The state of being triple.
- ‘The primary meaning may be mystical, but paradoxical triplicity is very much in the spirit of the poem.’
Late Middle English (as a term in astrology): from late Latin triplicitas, from Latin triplex, triplic- ‘threefold’ (see triplex).
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