Definition of triune in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrī(y)o͞on/ /ˈtraɪ(j)un/


  • Consisting of three in one (used especially with reference to the Trinity)

    ‘the triune Godhead’
    • ‘As we shall see, each inflection of the triune name identifies all three persons of the Trinity.’
    • ‘Conversely, when Christians read the Scriptures in a way that permits the theological inflection of the triune name to drop out of consideration or awareness, the identity of the divine persons is illuminated in a one-sided way.’
    • ‘The christological inflection of the triune name is the familiar formula ‘the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.’’
    • ‘Discernment of tradition is primarily a response to God, specifically the triune God of ‘an orthodox Trinitarian theology.’’
    • ‘The Holy Spirit is the third member of the triune Godhead: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.’


Early 17th century from tri-‘three’ + Latin unus ‘one’.