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English numbers
30
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : three
    Ordinal : third
    Adverbial : thrice
    Multiplier : triple

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English þrī, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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three

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value after two and before four. Represented in Arabic digits as 3; this many dots (•••).
  2. (of a set or group) Having three elements.

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NounEdit

three ‎(plural threes)

  1. The digit/figure 3.
  2. Anything measuring three units, as length.
    Put all the threes in a separate container.
  3. A person who is three years old.
    All the threes will go in Mrs. Smith's class, while I'll take the fours and fives.
  4. The playing card featuring three pips.
  5. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.

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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
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Most common English words before 1923: took · nothing · God · #164: three · put · once · new

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish trí, from Proto-Celtic *trīs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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three

  1. (cardinal) three

ReferencesEdit

  • trí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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