Triads of the Welsh bards
Triad Tri"ad, n. [L. trias, -adis, Gr. ?, ?, fr.?, ?, three: cf. F. triade. See {Three}, and cf. {Trias}, {Trio}.] 1. A union of three; three objects treated as one; a ternary; a trinity; as, a triad of deities. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) (a) A chord of three notes. (b) The common chord, consisting of a tone with its third and fifth, with or without the octave. [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) An element or radical whose valence is three. [1913 Webster]

{Triads of the Welsh bards}, poetical histories, in which the facts recorded are grouped by threes, three things or circumstances of a kind being mentioned together.

{Hindu triad}. See {Trimurti}. [1913 Webster]


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