See also: thri, þri-, and þrí-

Old EnglishEdit

Old English numbers (edit)
30
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    Cardinal: þrī
    Ordinal: þridda
    Adverbial: þreowa
    Multiplier: þrīfeald

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *þrīʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Cognate with German drei, French trois, Ancient Greek τρεῖς (treîs), Russian три (tri).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

þrī

  1. three

Usage notesEdit

  • The distinction between masculine þrī and feminine/neuter þrēo, shown in the declension table below, existed only in the West Saxon dialect. In the other dialects þrēo was used for all three genders.
  • The usual Late West Saxon form of þrī was þrȳ. In Early West Saxon it could be spelled either þrī or þrīe.

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