þrír

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þrír, from Proto-Norse ᚦᚱᛁᛃᛟᛉ (þrijoz) (feminine plural), from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Compare Faroese tríggir, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish tre.

Cardinal number[edit]

þrír m pl, þrjár f pl, þrjú n pl

  1. three; the cardinal number after tveir and before fjórir.

Declension[edit]

Numerals
singular plural
masculine feminine neuter masculine feminine neuter
nominative - - - þrír þrjár þrjú
accusative - - - þrjá þrjár þrjú
dative - - - þremur/ þrem þremur/ þrem þremur/ þrem
genitive - - - þriggja þriggja þriggja

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Norse ᚦᚱᛁᛃᛟᛉ (þrijoz) (feminine plural), from Proto-Germanic *þrīz (three), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes (three). Cognate with Old English þrī, þrīe, Old Frisian thrē, thriā, Old Saxon thrīe, Old Dutch thri, Old High German drī, Gothic 𐌸𐍂𐌴𐌹𐍃 (þreis).

Numeral[edit]

þrír (feminine þrjár, neuter þrjú)

  1. three

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