þreowa

Old EnglishEdit

Old English numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: þrī
    Ordinal: þridda
    Adverbial: þreowa
    Multiplier: þrīfeald

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *þriwō.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

þreowa

  1. three times, thrice
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 26:34
      Ǣr þām þe sē cocc crāwe, þreowa þū wiþsæcst mīn.
      Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.
    • c. 1011, Byrhtferth, Manual
      Tweowa seofon bēoþ fēowertīene, þreowa seofon bēoþ ān and twēntiġ, fēower sīðum seofon bēoþ eahta and twēntiġ.
      Two times seven is fourteen, three times seven is twenty-one, four times seven is twenty-eight.

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