triliteral [trahy-lit-er-uh l] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective using or consisting of three letters. (of Semitic roots) consisting of three consonants. noun a triliteral word or root.
Origin of triliteral First recorded in 1745–55;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for triliteral Historical Examples of triliteral
Triliteral and Multiliteral Propositions (such as “All abc are de”).
Triliteral, trī-lit′ėr-al, adj. consisting of three letters.
We can recognise any Semitic dialect by the triliteral character of its roots.
Friedrich Max Mller
As Egyptian roots seldom exceeded three letters, there was no need for triliteral phonograms to spell them.
British Dictionary definitions for triliteral triliteral adjective having three letters (of a word root in Semitic languages) consisting of three consonants noun a word root of three consonants Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012