# ثلاثة

## Arabic

 ٣3 30 ←  2 4  → Cardinal: ثَلَاثَة (ṯalāṯa)     Ordinal: ثَالِث‎ (ṯāliṯ)     Multiplier: ثُلَاثِيّ‎ (ṯulāṯiyy), مُثَلَّث‎ (muṯallaṯ)     Distributive: ثُلَاثَ‎ (ṯulāṯa), مَثْلَثَ‎ (maṯlaṯa)     Fractional: ثُلُث‎ (ṯuluṯ), ثُلْث‎ (ṯulṯ)

### Numeral

ثَلَاثَة (ṯalāṯam (feminine ثَلَاث(ṯalāṯ))

1. three
رَأَيْتُ ثَلَاثَةَ رِجَالٍ وَثَلَاثَ نِسَاءٍ‎ ― raʾaytu ṯalāṯata rijālin waṯalāṯa nisāʾinI saw three men and three women.
رَأَيْتُ رِجَالًا ثَلَاثَةً وَنِسَاءً ثَلَاثًا‎ ― raʾaytu rijālan ṯalāṯatan wanisāʾan ṯalāṯanI saw three men and three women.
رَأَيْتُ رِجَالًا ثَلَاثًا وَنِسَاءً ثَلَاثَةً‎ ― raʾaytu rijālan ṯalāṯan wanisāʾan ṯalāṯatanI saw three men and three women.

#### Usage notes

• Excepting "one" and "two", all the cardinal numbers may precede or succeed the modified noun or substantive. Prepositive use is more usual, however.
• The cardinal numbers "three" to "nine" exhibit polarity: they differ in gender from the modified noun or substantive. Polarity is also possible even when the number is postposed.

#### Descendants

• Egyptian Arabic: تلاتة(talāta)
• Maltese: tlieta
• Moroccan Arabic: تلاتة(tlāta)