• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tripudium trī-pū′di-um among the Romans, a religious dance, also a mode of divination based on observation of the action of birds feeding
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., prob. from tres, three, pes, pedis, foot.


In literature:

The "tripudium" has been announced to me, and no omen could be better for the Roman army and people!
"Bygone Beliefs" by H. Stanley Redgrove
The dance was called the tripudium from its having three rhythmical beats.
"The Interdependence of Literature" by Georgina Pell Curtis
The foot that beat the ground in tripudium, foot I dislove.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce