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Triptych

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trip·tych

noun \ˈtrip-(ˌ)tik\

Definition of TRIPTYCH

1
: an ancient Roman writing tablet with three waxed leaves hinged together
2
a : a picture (as an altarpiece) or carving in three panels side by side b : something composed or presented in three parts or sections; especially : trilogy

Origin of TRIPTYCH

Greek triptychos having three folds, from tri- + ptychē fold
First Known Use: 1731




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