Entries linking to triangularity
c. 1400, from Late Latin triangularis "triangular, pertaining to a triangle," from Latin triangulus "with three corners" (the usual adjective in classical Latin), as a noun, "a triangle;" see triangle. Related: Triangularly.
In the huts of witches all the instruments and implements are triangular. ["Handwörterbuch des deutschen Aberglaubens"]
word-forming element making abstract nouns from adjectives and meaning "condition or quality of being ______," from Middle English -ite, from Old French -ete (Modern French -ité) and directly from Latin -itatem (nominative -itas), suffix denoting state or condition, composed of -i- (from the stem or else a connective) + the common abstract suffix -tas (see -ty (2)).
Roughly, the word in -ity usually means the quality of being what the adjective describes, or concretely an instance of the quality, or collectively all the instances; & the word in -ism means the disposition, or collectively all those who feel it. [Fowler]
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of triangularity. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/triangularity
Harper Douglas, “Etymology of triangularity,” Online Etymology Dictionary, accessed $(datetime), https://www.etymonline.com/word/triangularity.
Harper, Douglas. “Etymology of triangularity.” Online Etymology Dictionary, https://www.etymonline.com/word/triangularity. Accessed $(datetimeMla).
D. Harper. “Etymology of triangularity.” Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/word/triangularity (accessed $(datetime)).
updated on February 16, 2014
Dictionary entries near triangularity