ثلاثة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *śalāθ-; synchronically, from the root ث ل ث ‎(ṯ-l-ṯ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [θæˈlæːθæ]
  • (Lebanon) IPA(key): [ˈtle.te]

Numeral[edit]

ثَلَاثَة ‎(ṯalāṯam ‎(feminine ثَلَاث ‎(ṯalāṯ))

  1. three
    Eastern Arabic numeral: ٣ ‎(3)

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Usage notes[edit]

The indefinite triptote form ثَلَاثَة ‎(ṯalāṯa) is used in compound numbers. The indefinite diptote form ثَلَاثَةُ ‎(ṯalāṯatu) is used when the number stands alone:

ثَلَاثَةُ نِصْفُ سِتَّةَṯalāṯatu niṣfu sittata ― three is half of six

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