English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Compare Welsh tref (town).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɛf/
  • (file)

Noun edit

tref (plural trefs)

  1. (historical) A hamlet in Britain in pre-Saxon times.

Etymology 2 edit

See treyf.

Adjective edit

tref (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of treyf (not kosher)

Anagrams edit

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit


  1. inflection of treffen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Anagrams edit

Middle French edit

Etymology edit

Old French tref.

Noun edit

tref m (plural trefs)

  1. tent, temporary hut or other similar building

References edit

  • tref2 on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin trabem, accusative of trabs.

Noun edit

tref oblique singularm (oblique plural tres, nominative singular tres, nominative plural tref)

  1. beam
  2. mast (on a watercraft)
  3. tent, temporary hut or other similar building

Usage notes edit

  • There is no consensus what the difference between paveillon, tente and tref is in Old French. There may be no difference, or the difference may vary according to the author.

Descendants edit

  • Galician: treu
  • Middle French: tref

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from German Treff.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

trȅf m (Cyrillic spelling тре̏ф)

  1. , clubs in card- and boardgames

Declension edit

Coordinate terms edit

Suits in Serbo-Croatian · boje (layout · text)
herc, srce karo, kocka pik, list tref, detelina

References edit

  • tref”, in Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 6, Друго фототипско издање edition, Нови Сад, Загреб: Матица српска, Матица хрватска, 1976, published 1990, page 285
  • tref” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Welsh edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Welsh tref, from Proto-Brythonic *treβ, from Proto-Celtic *trebā, from Proto-Indo-European *treb-.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tref f (plural trefi or trefydd)

  1. town
  2. home

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

See also edit

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tref dref nhref thref
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.