consisting of three letters; specif., consisting of three consonants: most roots of Semitic languages are triliteral
Origin of triliteralfrom tri- + Classical Latin littera, letter + -al
Consisting of three letters, especially of three consonants. Used chiefly of roots in Semitic languages.
- A three-letter word or word element.
- A triliteral root or word.
- Used to describe word roots in Semitic languages which consist of three letters
- A word root in a Semitic languages which consist of three letters