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trĭquē^trus , a, um, adj.,
I.having three corners, three-cornered, triangular.
I. In gen.: “triquetra aliis, aliis quadrata,Lucr. 4, 653: “ager (opp. quadratus),Col. 5, 2, 1: “figura (opp. quadrata),Plin. 2, 25, 23, § 93: “(Britannia) insula naturā triquetra,Caes. B. G. 5, 13: “Martis sidus numquam stationem facere Jovis sidere triquetro,” i. e. distant by a third of the zodiac, Plin. 2, 17, 15, § 77; also as subst.: trĭquē^trum , i, n., the trinal aspect, that in which a planet's longitude differs by one-third of a circle from the earth's: “in triquetro,id. 2, 15, 12, § 59; 2, 18, 16, § 80.—
II. In partic., as adj. prop., of or belonging to the island of Sicily, Sicilian: “orae,Lucr. 1, 717; Sil. 5, 489: “tellus,Hor. S. 2, 6, 55; cf. Quint. 1, 6, 30.
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