þreowa

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier þriowa, from North Sea Germanic *þriwō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθreo̯wɑ/, [ˈθreo̯wɑ]

Adverb[edit]

þreowa

  1. three times, thrice
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 26:34
      Ǣr þām þe se cocc crāwe, þreowa þū wiþsæcst mīn.
      Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.
    • c. 1011, Byrhtferth, Manual
      Tweowa seofon bēoþ fēowertīene, þreowa seofon bēoþ ān and twēntiġ, fēower sīðum seofon bēoþ eahta and twēntiġ.
      Two times seven is fourteen, three times seven is twenty-one, four times seven is twenty-eight.

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