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

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thre, threo, thrie, thri, from Old English þrēo, þrīe, þrī, from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Cognate with Scots thre, thrie(three), Saterland Frisian träi(three), West Frisian trije(three), Dutch drie(three), German Low German dree(three), Danish tre(three), Swedish tre(three), Icelandic þrír(three).

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NumeralEdit

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)
             
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
             
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

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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.