trí

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See also: tri, TRI, trì, tři, tri-, trí-, trì-, and tří-

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish trí, from Proto-Celtic *trīs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Numeral[edit]

trí

  1. three
Usage notes[edit]

Triggers lenition of a following noun in the singular, and h-prothesis of one in the plural.

  • trí chat‎ ― three cats
  • trí troithe‎ ― three feet
  • trí huaire‎ ― three times
Derived terms[edit]
  • tríú (ordinal)
  • triúr (used to modify a noun referring to human beings)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish trí(through), from Proto-Indo-European *tr̥h₂-(zero-grade form) of *terh₂-(to pass through).

Preposition[edit]

trí ‎(plus dative, triggers lenition, before the definite article tríd)

  1. through
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
trí thrí dtrí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *trīs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

Old Irish cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : trí
    Ordinal : tris

trí

  1. three

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • trí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trí

  1. mind
  2. clever

Derived terms[edit]