triliteralism [trahy-lit-er-uh-liz-uh m] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the characteristic presence of triliteral roots in a language, as in the Semitic languages.

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  • Origin of triliteralism First recorded in 1835–45; triliteral + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for triliteralism Historical Examples of triliteralism

  • Triliteralism is considered the most essential and most peculiar feature of Semitic.

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