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From Anglian Old English þreotēne (compare West Saxon þreotīene), from Proto-Germanic *þritehun; equivalent to thre +‎ -tene.


cardinal number
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for thrittene in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)