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Crone vs Trine - What's the difference?

crone | trine |

As a noun crone

is (wicca) one of the triune goddesses of the lady in wicca alongside the mother and maiden and representing an old woman.

As a proper noun trine is

, short form of katrine ( =catherine).




(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An old woman.
  • * Dryden
  • But still the crone was constant to her note.
  • An archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
  • An ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman; a hag.
  • (obsolete) An old ewe.
  • (Tusser)
  • (obsolete) An old man, especially one who talks and acts like an old woman.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • A few old battered crones of office.
  • * Washington Irving
  • The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel which his master had given him.


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  • Triple, threefold.
  • (astrology) Denoting the aspect of two celestial bodies which are 120° apart.
  • * , III.1.2.ii:
  • The physicians refer this to their temperament, astrologers to trine and sextile aspects, or opposite of their several ascendants, lords of their genitures, love and hatred of planets […].


    (en noun)
  • A group of three things.
  • * Elizabeth Browning
  • A single trine of brazen tortoises.
  • An aspect of two astrological bodies when 120° apart.
  • Verb

  • (astrology) To put in the aspect of a trine.
  • * Dryden
  • By fortune he [Saturn] was now to Venus trined .


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