See also: trinity



From Middle English trinite, from Anglo-Norman trinite (or Old French ternite, trenite, trinitet), from Latin trīnitātem, accusative singular of trīnitās (the number three; a triad; the Trinity), from trīni (from trīnus (triple), from trēs, from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes (three)) + -itās (from Proto-Italic *-itāts and *-otāts, from Proto-Indo-European *-teh₂ts (suffix forming nouns indicating a state of being)).

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Christian representation of the Trinity.
  1. (Christianity) In Christian belief, the three persons (personae) of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
    • 1836, Thomas Robbins, A Discourse on the Doctrine of the Trinity, page 17:
      He speaks distinctly of the Trinity of the godhead in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
    • 1846, John Wilson, Scripture Proofs and Scriptural Illustrations of Unitarianism, page 149:
      From all eternity Jesus Christ existed, and Jesus Christ was with God the Father, the first person of the Trinity; and Jesus Christ was God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.
  2. A female given name from English used since the 1970s, from the religious term trinity, or translated from its long-established Spanish equivalent.
  3. A male given name
  4. A small coastal town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  5. A town in Alabama.
  6. A city in North Carolina.
  7. A city and town in Texas.
  8. Trinity term.


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