Definition of triune in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrī(y)o͞on/


Consisting of three in one (used especially with reference to the Trinity): the triune Godhead
More example sentences
  • 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.’



Pronunciation: /trīˈyo͞onitē/
noun (plural triunities)
Example sentences
  • This suggests that the centrality of God's triunity goes beyond the doctrine of God.
  • Not only is the plurality of God found in the Old Testament, but the members of the triunity are also defined.
  • God is not an isolated, motionless ‘being’ - he is not a static unity, but a dynamic triunity.


Early 17th century: from tri- 'three' + Latin unus 'one'.

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Syllabification: tri·une

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