tri-

See also: tri, trì, trí, tři, and tří-

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin tres ‎(three) and Ancient Greek τρία ‎(tría, three).

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tri-

  1. three
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Etymology 2Edit

From Sanskrit त्रि- ‎(tri-, three).

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tri-

  1. (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements.
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tri-

  1. tri-



FinnishEdit

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tri-

  1. tri-

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The prefix tri- is mainly used in the names of chemical compounds, e.g. trikloorifluorimetaani or in words that have been loaned from other languages with the tri- prefix already there, e.g. trigonometria, trikolori. For other words, the prefix kolmi-, which is derived from the Finnish word kolme ‎(three) is preferred.

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tri-

  1. tri-

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Combining form of trēs ‎(three, cardinal numeral).

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tri-

  1. (without adverbial sense) three, tri-

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MalayEdit

Malay cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri-

EtymologyEdit

From tri, from Sanskrit त्रि ‎(tri), from Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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tri- ‎(Jawi spelling تري)

  1. (cardinal) tri-

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