• (British) IPA: /tɹaɪn/

trine (not comparable)

  1. Triple; threefold.
  2. (astrology) Denoting the aspect of two celestial bodies which are 120° apart.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition III, section 1, member 2, subsection ii:
      The physicians refer this to their temperament, astrologers to trine and sextile aspects, or opposite of their several ascendants, lords of their genitures, love and hatred of planets {{...}
Synonyms Noun

trine (plural trines)

  1. A group of three things.
    • a single trine of brazen tortoises
  2. (astrology) An aspect of two astrological bodies when 120° apart.
Synonyms Verb

trine (trines, present participle trining; past and past participle trined)

  1. (transitive, astrology) To put in the aspect of a trine.
    • By fortune he [Saturn] was now to Venus trined.
  2. (obsolete, UK, thieves) To hang; To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck.
  3. (obsolete, UK, thieves) To go.

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