tre

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See also: tre-, tré, trè, trẻ, trę, trẹ, tré-, and tře

Albanian[edit]

Albanian cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tre
    Ordinal : tretë

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *treje, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Cognate to Latin trēs (three) and Sanskrit त्रि (tri, three).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three

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Breton[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tre

  1. very
    Mat-tre!
    Very good!

Danish[edit]

Danish cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tre
    Ordinal : tredje

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þrír, from Proto-Norse ᚦᚱᛁᛃᛟᛉ f pl (þrijoz), from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes (three).

The modern Danish form is a merger of the original East Old Norse accusative masculine þrēa (West þrjá) and the nominative/accusative feminine þrēaʀ (West þrjár).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three

Further reading[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French très.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tre]
  • Audio:
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  • Hyphenation: tre

Adverb[edit]

tre

  1. very

Descendants[edit]

  • Ido: tre

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto treFrench très.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tre

  1. very

Italian[edit]

Italian numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: tre
    Ordinal: terzo
    Ordinal abbreviation:
    Adverbial: tre volte
    Multiplier: triplo, triplice
    Collective: tutti e tre
    Fractional: terzo
Italian Wikipedia article on 3

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trēs, from Proto-Italic *trēs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tre (invariable)

  1. three

Noun[edit]

tre m (invariable)

  1. three

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Playing cards in Italian · carte da gioco (layout · text)
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asso due tre quattro cinque sei sette
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otto nove dieci fante donna,
regina
re jolly, joker,
matta

Kalasha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit त्रयः (trayaḥ), from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three; 3

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English trēow, from Proto-West Germanic *treu, in turn from Proto-Germanic *trewą. Ultimately descended from Proto-Indo-European *dóru.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tre (plural tres or treen)

  1. a tree or a plant that resembles one
  2. wood; timber

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Middle Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tre, from Proto-Celtic *trē (compare Welsh trwy), from Proto-Indo-European *terh₂- (to pass through); compare Sanskrit तिरस् (tiras), Latin trāns and Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌷 (þairh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

tre (with the accusative; triggers lenition)

  1. through
    • c. 1000, Anonymous; published in (1935), Rudolf Thurneysen, editor, Scéla Mucca Meic Dathó, Dublin: Staionery Office, § 1, l. 11, page 1: “Secht ndoruis isin bruidin ocus secht sligeda trethe ocus secht tellaige indi ocus secht cori. [[There were] seven doors in the hall, and seven passages through it, and seven hearths in it, and seven cauldrons.]”

Inflection[edit]

Forms combined with a definite article:

  • tríasin (through the m sg or f sg)

Forms combined with a possessive determiner:

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tres. Compare Italian tre.

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tre
    Ordinal : tredje

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þrír, from Proto-Norse ᚦᚱᛁᛃᛟᛉ (þrijoz) (feminine plural), from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Compare Danish and Swedish tre, Icelandic þrír, Faroese tríggir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three
Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb

From Old Norse tré (tree; beam), from Proto-Germanic *trewą (tree), from pre-Germanic *dréwom, from Proto-Indo-European *dóru (tree), possibly from *drew- (hard, firm, strong, solid).

The plurals trær and trærne are derived from Danish træ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tre n (definite singular treet, indefinite plural tre or trær, definite plural trea or trærne)

  1. tree
  2. wood
    Dette bordet er lagd av tre.
    This table is made of wood.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Low German treden.

Verb[edit]

tre (imperative tre, present tense trer, passive tres, simple past trådte, past participle trådt, present participle tredende)

  1. to step (in, out etc.), to tread
    (military) Tre av! - Dismissed!
    (legislation etc.) tre i kraft - come into effect, come into force
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From tråd.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

tre (imperative tre, present tense trer, passive tres, simple past tredde, past participle tredd)

  1. to thread
    tre en nålthread a needle

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tre
    Ordinal : tredje

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þrír, from Proto-Norse ᚦᚱᛁᛃᛟᛉ (þrijoz) (feminine plural), from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Compare Danish and Swedish tre, Icelandic þrír, Faroese tríggir, English three.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • tri (unofficial, høgnorsk)

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

From Old Norse tré, from Proto-Germanic *trewą, from Proto-Indo-European *dóru. Akin to English tree.

Noun[edit]

tre n (definite singular treet, indefinite plural tre, definite plural trea)

  1. tree
    Trea i skogen var gamle.
    The trees in the forest were old.
  2. wood
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From earlier treda, from Middle Low German treden, from Proto-Germanic *trudaną. Doublet of trø and trå. Akin to English tread.

Verb[edit]

tre (present tense trer, past tense tredde, supine tredd or trett, past participle tredd, present participle treande, imperative tre)

  1. (intransitive) to tread, step
    • 1878 June 19, “Peter Schlemihl”, in Fedraheimen, page 135:
      han skynade mi Meining og trod tvo Stig attende.
      He got the memo, and took two steps back.
Conjugation[edit]

This verb is inflected as a short-formed weak e-verb, according to current standardization. The short form was introduced in 1959, and the weak past tense tredde was introduced in 1991, two developments made final by the reform of 2012. There is an outline of the development within the table below. The history is also intertwined with its semantically overlapping doublet, trå, as their inflections have been suppletive of each other.

Alternative forms[edit]
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Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

tre (present tense trer, past tense tredde, past participle tredd, imperative tre)

  1. Misspelling of træ.

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

tre

  1. Alternative form of tri

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tre thre tre
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Piedmontese[edit]

Piedmontese cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tre

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trēs, from Proto-Italic *trēs. Cognates include Italian tre and French trois.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of trebuie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tre

  1. (informal) Alternative form of trebuie

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tri (through), from Proto-Celtic *trē (compare Welsh trwy), from Proto-Indo-European *terh₂- (to pass through).

Preposition[edit]

tre

  1. through, by means of

Swedish[edit]

Swedish cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tre
    Ordinal : tredje

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish þrir, þrī, from Old Norse þrír, from Proto-Norse ᚦᚱᛁᛃᛟᛉ (þrijoz) (feminine plural), from Proto-Germanic *þrīz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Compare Norwegian and Danish tre, Icelandic þrír, Faroese tríggir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three

Synonyms[edit]

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Anagrams[edit]


Tocharian A[edit]

Previous: we, wu
Next: śtwar

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes. Cognate with Tocharian B trey, trai.

Numeral[edit]

tre

  1. three

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (certain coastal Northern dialects, endangered) te (dialects with /ʈ/-/t/ merger)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-lɛː. Compare also Proto-Katuic *ʔalɛɛ (type of bamboo) (whence Pacoh ale (small bamboo used for spears)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây) tre (𥯌, )

  1. bamboo

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tre f (plural trefi)

  1. Alternative form of tref

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tre dre nhre thre
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.