triptych

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  • triptich

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek τρίπτυχος (triptukhos, consisting of three layers, threefold), from τρί- (tri-) + πτυχή (ptukhē, a fold).

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triptych (plural triptychs)

  1. (art) A picture or series of pictures painted on three tablets connected by hinges.
  2. (philately) A set of three se-tenant postage stamps that form a composite picture.

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Last modified on 19 November 2013, at 17:37