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History of "tri" is uncertain.


In this sense, "tri" is a word added to another word to make a new word

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grammar is modifier

"tri-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "three" modifies meaning of the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

tri- illustration When my son turned two, my mother bought him his first tricycle.
tri- illustration Two yellow triangles overlapping to form a star designated a Jewish prisoner.