ثلاثة

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See also: تلاتة

Arabic[edit]

Arabic numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 ٣
3
4  → 
    Cardinal: ثَلَاثَة (ṯalāṯa)
    Ordinal: ثَالِث(ṯāliṯ)
    Multiplier: ثُلَاثِيّ(ṯulāṯiyy), مُثَلَّث(muṯallaṯ)
    Distributive: ثُلَاثَ(ṯulāṯa), مَثْلَثَ(maṯlaṯa)
    Fractional: ثُلُث(ṯuluṯ), ثُلْث(ṯulṯ)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ṯalāṯatum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ثَلَاثَة (ṯalāṯam (feminine ثَلَاث(ṯalāṯ))

  1. three
    رَأَيْتُ ثَلَاثَةَ رِجَالٍ وَثَلَاثَ نِسَاءٍ‎ ― raʾaytu ṯalāṯata rijālin waṯalāṯa nisāʾinI saw three men and three women.
    رَأَيْتُ رِجَالًا ثَلَاثَةً وَنِسَاءً ثَلَاثًا‎ ― raʾaytu rijālan ṯalāṯatan wanisāʾan ṯalāṯanI saw three men and three women.
    رَأَيْتُ رِجَالًا ثَلَاثًا وَنِسَاءً ثَلَاثَةً‎ ― raʾaytu rijālan ṯalāṯan wanisāʾan ṯalāṯatanI saw three men and three women.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Excepting "one" and "two", all the cardinal numbers may precede or succeed the modified noun or substantive. Prepositive use is more usual, however.
  • The cardinal numbers "three" to "nine" exhibit polarity: they differ in gender from the modified noun or substantive. Polarity is also possible even when the number is postposed.

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Egyptian Arabic: تلاتة(talāta)
  • Maltese: tlieta
  • Moroccan Arabic: تلاتة(tlāta)
  • South Levantine Arabic: تلاتة(talāte)