Trephine to Triatic
(Tre*phine") n. [A dim. of 1st trepan: cf. F. tréphine.] (Surg.) An instrument for trepanning,
being an improvement on the trepan. It is a circular or cylindrical saw, with a handle like that of a gimlet,
and a little sharp perforator called the center pin.
(Tre*phine"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trephined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trephining.] To perforate with
a trephine; to trepan.
(Trep"id) a. [L. trepidus.] Trembling; quaking. Thackeray.
(Trep`i*da"tion) n. [F. trépidation, L. trepidatio, fr. trepidare to hurry with alarm, to tremble,
from trepidus agitated, disturbed, alarmed; cf. trepit he turns, Gr. to turn, E. torture.]
1. An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
2. Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
3. (Anc. Astron.) A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the
firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.
Syn. Tremor; agitation; disturbance; fear.
(Tre*pid"i*ty), n. Trepidation. [R.]
Writ of tresayle (O. Eng. Law), a writ which lay for a man claiming as heir to his grandfather's grandfather,
to recover lands of which he had been deprived by an abatement happening on the ancestor's death.
Mozley & W.
(Tres"ayle`) n. [F. trisaïeul, from L. tris, tres, three + F. aïeul grandfather. Cf. Besaiel, and
see Ayle.] A grandfather's grandfather. [Obs.]
(Tres"or) n. Treasure. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Tres"pass) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trespassed ; p. pr. & vb. n. OF. trespasser to go across
or over, transgress, F. trépasser to die; pref. tres- (L. trans across, over) + passer to pass. See Pass,
v. i., and cf. Transpass.]
1. To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go. [Obs.]
Soon after this, noble Robert de Bruce . . . trespassed out of this uncertain world.Ld. Berners.
2. (Law) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.
3. To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass
upon the time or patience of another.
4. To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures or annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude,
to the injury of another; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to
violate any known rule of duty; to sin; often followed by against.
In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord.2 Chron. xxviii. 22.
(Tres"pass) n. [OF. trespas, F. trépas death. See Trespass, v.]