þrír

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See also: þrir

Icelandic[edit]

Icelandic cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : þrír
    Ordinal : þriðji

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þrír, from Proto-Norse ᚦᚱᛁᛃᛟᛉ (þrijoz) (feminine plural), from Proto-Germanic *þrīz.[1] Compare Faroese tríggir and Danish tre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

þrír (feminine þrjár, neuter þrjú)

  1. three

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ásgeir Blöndal MagnússonÍslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans, page 1193.

Old Norse[edit]

Old Norse cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : þrír
    Ordinal : þriði
    Multiplier : þrífaldr
    Distributive : þrennr

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

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: þrír
  • Faroese: tríggir
  • Norn: trir
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: tre, tri
  • Norwegian: (dialectal) trí, trir, try
  • Norwegian Bokmål: tre
  • Old Swedish: þrīr
  • Old Danish: thrē
  • Westrobothnian: trí
  • Elfdalian: trair
  • Jamtish: trí
  • Gutnish: trei
  • Scanian: tré

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