threeness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From three +‎ -ness. Compare Old English þrīnes (trinity).

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NounEdit

threeness (countable and uncountable, plural threenesses)

  1. The state of being three; triunity; trinity.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 218:
      the Cappadocian Fathers provided a way of speaking about the Trinity which would create a balance between threeness and oneness.
    • 2012, Gilles Emery, Matthew Levering, The Oxford Handbook Of The Trinity:
      [...] This statement focuses more on God's oness than on his threeness.
  2. A group of three; a trio.
  3. (religious) The Trinity.
    • 2010, Jakob Boehme, Jeff Bach, Michael L. Birkel, Genius of the Transcendent:
      Therefore concern yourselves, you philosophers: how God has created this world in six days. For the work of each day is a creation of a spirit in the Holy Threeness, and the seventh day is the rest of the Sabbath of God, in the seventh [...]

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