triliteralism
noun see triliteral I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Triliteralism — Tri*lit er*al*ism, n. Same as {Triliterality}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • triliteralism — /truy lit euhr euh liz euhm/, n. the characteristic presence of triliteral roots in a language, as in the Semitic languages. [1835 45; TRILITERAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • triliteralism — tri·literalism …   English syllables

  • triliteralism — /traɪˈlɪtərəlɪzəm/ (say truy lituhruhlizuhm) noun Grammar the characteristic presence of triliteral roots in a language, as in the Semitic languages …   Australian English dictionary

  • triliteralism — noun see triliteral I * * * /truy lit euhr euh liz euhm/, n. the characteristic presence of triliteral roots in a language, as in the Semitic languages. [1835 45; TRILITERAL + ISM] * * * trilitˈeralism noun The characteristic (as in Semitic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • HEBREW LANGUAGE — This entry is arranged according to the following scheme: pre biblical biblical the dead sea scrolls mishnaic medieval modern period A detailed table of contents precedes each section. PRE BIBLICAL nature of the evidence the sources phonology… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • triliteral — I. adjective Etymology: tri + Latin littera letter Date: 1751 consisting of three letters and especially of three consonants < triliteral roots in Semitic languages > • triliteralism noun II. noun Date: circa 1828 a root or word that is trilitera …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triliteral — [trī lit′ər əl] adj. [< TRI + L littera, a letter + AL] consisting of three letters; specif., consisting of three consonants [most roots of Semitic languages are triliteral] triliteralism n …   English World dictionary

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