Translingual

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Signal flag for the digit 3

Etymology

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Borrowed from English three.

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Noun

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three

  1. (international standards) NATO & ICAO radiotelephony clear code (spelling-alphabet name) for the digit 3.
    Synonym: terrathree (ITU/IMO)


ICAO/NATO radiotelephonic clear codes
code Alfa Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliett Kilo Lima Mike
November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor Whiskey Xray Yankee Zulu
zero one two three (tree) four (fower) five (fife) six seven eight nine (niner) hundred thousand decimal
ICAO/NATO vs ITU/IMO radiotelephonic clear codes for digits
ICAO/NATO zero one two three (tree) four (fower) five (fife) six seven eight nine (niner)
ITU/IMO nadazero unaone bissotwo terrathree kartefour pantafive soxisix setteseven oktoeight novenine

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  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, 2001 October, archived from the original on 31 March 2019, page §5.2.1.4.3.1

English

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English numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third
    Latinate ordinal: tertiary
    Reverse order ordinal: third to last, third from last, last but two
    Latinate reverse order ordinal: antepenultimate
    Adverbial: three times, thrice
    Multiplier: threefold
    Latinate multiplier: triple
    Distributive: triply
    Group collective: trio, threesome
    Multipart collective: triplet
    Greek or Latinate collective: triad
    Greek collective prefix: tri-
    Latinate collective prefix: tri-
    Fractional: third
    Latinate fractional prefix: trient-
    Elemental: triplet
    Greek prefix: trito-
    Number of musicians: trio, triplet
    Number of years: triennium

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Etymology

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PIE word
*tréyes

From Middle English thre, threo, thrie, thri, from Old English þrī, from Proto-West Germanic *þrīʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Doublet of tres and trey.

Cognate with German drei, Albanian tre, Armenian երեք (erekʻ), Latin trēs, Latvian trīs, Lithuanian trỹs, Greek τρεῖς (treîs), Old Church Slavonic трьѥ (trĭje), and others.

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three

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

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Noun

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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. Three o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
  6. (basketball) Abbreviation of three-pointer.

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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
             
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
             
eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker

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Manx

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Numeral

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three

  1. Alternative spelling of tree.

Scots

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Scots numbers (edit)
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third

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Etymology

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From Middle English thre, from Old English þriē, þrī, þreō, from Proto-West Germanic *þrīʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

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three

  1. three

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