trine (not comparable)
- Triple, threefold.
- (astrology) Denoting the aspect of two celestial bodies which are 120° apart.
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, III.1.2.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 […].
trine (plural trines)
- A group of three things.
- Elizabeth Browning
- A single trine of brazen tortoises.
- An aspect of two astrological bodies when 120° apart.
trine (third-person singular simple present trines, present participle trining, simple past and past participle trined)
- (transitive, astrology) To put in the aspect of a trine.
- By fortune he [Saturn] was now to Venus trined.
- (archaic, Britain, cant) To hang; To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck.
1612, Dekker, Thomas, Lantern and Candlelight:
- Been Darkmans then booz Mort and Ken, / The been Coves bing awast / On Chats to trine by Rum-Coves dine, / For his long lib at last.
1988, Wertenbaker, Timberlake, Our Country's Good, Act 2, Scene 1:
- Liz, he says, why trine for a make, when you can wap for a winne. I'm no dimber mort, I says. Don't ask you to be a swell mollisher, sister, coves want Miss Laycock, don't look at your mug. So I begin to sell my mother of saints.
- (archaic, Britain, cant) To go.
1647, Fletcher, John, Beggars' Bush, published 1706, Act 3, Scene 3, page 42:
- Twang dell's, i' the strommell, and let the Quire Cuffin: / And Herman Beck strine and trine to the Ruffin.
1673, Head, Richard, “The Beggars Curse”, in The Canting Academy:
- From thence at the Nubbing-cheat we trine in the Lightmans.
- plural of trina
- vocative masculine singular of trīnus
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of trinar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of trinar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of trinar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of trinar
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of trinar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of trinar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of trinar.