Definitions

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  • proper n. In Christian belief, the three persons (personae) of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • proper n. A female given name used since the 1970s, from the religious term trinity, or translated from its long-established Spanish equivalent.

Etymologies

From Latin trīnitās, from trīni ("three each"), from trēs ("three"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He uses the term Trinity and describes the unity of the three persons to prove that they are not three gods.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Rejecting as non-Scriptural the term Trinity, they confess the Godhead of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; the doctrine of the Redemption and salvation through Christ; and the sanctification of souls through the Holy Spirit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Praxean_, 2, for first use of the term Trinity in Latin theology.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • They reject all the scholastic accounts of Christ's metaphysical nature, they will not use the term Trinity, nor will they admit that it is right to employ any words which imply that God is divided into multiform personalities; but nevertheless they hold, with all the fervour of their earnest spirits, that Christ is God historically and humanly revealed, and that to see Christ is to see the true and only

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • Latter-day Saints rarely use the term Trinity, but prefer the title Godhead to refer to the three divine beings who govern our universe in perfect oneness.

    orrologion

  • Are you claiming the Trinity is an inerrant interpretation?

    Blind Faith?

  • Surely everyone who reads this will automatically realize the Trinity is the one and only Truth for all, right?

    Blind Faith?

  • But you have to admit that the Trinity is a really strange concept given that one part of it has never been explained.

    Matthew Yglesias » Gettleman on Somalia

  • Dallas has no real river; the Trinity is a glorified creek.

    "Look at everything around us. Look at everything we've done."

  • Each symbol within the Trinity is an aspect of the other, so that the maize requires deer blood in order to grow, the deer cannot be sacrificed until after the peyote hunt, which in turn leads to the most important event in the Huichol religious calendar, the Hikuri Neirra or Peyote Fiesta.

    Huichol art, a matter of survival: Part Three

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