Definition of triplicity in English:


Pronunciation /triˈplisədē/ /trɪˈplɪsədi/


  • 1rare A group of three people or things.

    ‘the triplicity of persons within the absolute unity of the godhead’
    • ‘The triplicity of the Goddess in these texts is one of the most recurrent themes.’
    • ‘The triplicity of waters will give birth to a man who will choose Thursday as his holy day.’
    1. 1.1archaic The state of being triple.
      • ‘The primary meaning may be mystical, but paradoxical triplicity is very much in the spirit of the poem.’


Late Middle English (as a term in astrology): from late Latin triplicitas, from Latin triplex, triplic- ‘threefold’ (see triplex).