trident
I. noun Etymology: Latin trident-, tridens, from trident-, tridens having three teeth, from tri- + dent-, dens tooth — more at tooth Date: 15th century 1. a 3-pronged spear serving in classical mythology as the attribute of a sea god (as Neptune) 2. a 3-pronged spear (as for fishing) II. adjective Etymology: Latin trident-, tridens Date: 1589 having three teeth, processes, or points

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  • trident — [ tridɑ̃ ] n. m. • XIIIe; lat. tridens « à trois dents » 1 ♦ Fourche à trois dents, à trois pointes (attribut traditionnel de Neptune, dieu de la mer). Le trident du rétiaire. 2 ♦ (1611) Instrument agricole, bêche ou fourche à trois pointes.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Trident — (englisch für Dreizack) bezeichnet: Trident (SLBM), U Boot gestützte Atomwaffen der USA und Großbritanniens HMS Trident, mehrere Schiffe der Royal Navy Peel Trident, dreirädriger Kleinstwagen des britischen Automobilherstellers Peel Hawker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trident — TRIDÉNT, tridente, s.n. Furcă cu trei dinţi care era considerată în antichitate ca simbol al puterii zeului Neptun. – Din fr. trident, lat. tridens, ntis. Trimis de LauraGellner, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  tridént s. n., pl. tridénte/tridénturi… …   Dicționar Român

  • Trident — Tri dent (tr[imac] dent), n. [L. tridens, entis; tri (see {Tri }) + dens tooth: cf. F. trident. See {Tooth}.] 1. (Class Myth.) A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, the common attribute of Neptune. [1913 Webster] 2. (Rom. Antiq.) A three… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trident — Trident, трайдент (англ. трезубец)  многозначный термин: Trident или MSHTML  ядро отображения страниц (layout engine) для Windows версии Microsoft Internet Explorer. Трайдент (ракета)  американская баллистическая ракета… …   Википедия

  • trident — Trident, Le trident de Neptune, Tridens, tridentis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • trident — Trident. s. m. Fourche à trois dents ou pointes, que les Poëtes & les Peintres donnent pour arme à Neptune. Neptune avec son trident …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Trident — Tri dent, a. [L. tridens.] Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trident — Trident, Stadt, so v.w. Trient …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tridént — Tridént, Stadt in Tirol, s. Trient …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • trident — mid 15c., from L. tridentem (nom. tridens; gen. tridentis) three pronged, three toothed, from tri three + dens (gen. dentis) tooth (see TOOTH (Cf. tooth)). As a type of U.S. nuclear powered submarine, recorded from 1972 …   Etymology dictionary

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