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Is there a word meaning first in a series of three?

 
 
Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2020 12:47 pm
I am especially looking for a prefix that means “the first of three,” but just something close to that would be great. I want to use a prefix to attach to another word to indicate that it is the first one out of three total, specifically. Not just first and certainly not third. Or something that means “one third” or indicates a third of something has passed would be great. I hope there is a word for what I’m looking for.
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2020 02:38 pm
@EmaJ19 ,
Down hereaways we say, "Omne trium perfectum" (everything that comes in threes is perfect).

'Trilogy' witch means three of something; the prefix tri means three... Triangle, Trinity or Tripartite.

We also say, better to dig the well before you are thirsty.

If in doubt try Precursor to a threesome; Penultimate and Ultimate.


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