tri

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of words with the initial component derived from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes (three).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tri (plural tris)

  1. (chiefly attributive) triathlon
    a tri bike
    a tri suit
  2. (computer graphics) triangle
    • 2009, Andrew Paquette, Computer Graphics for Artists II: Environments and Characters:
      The most common poly budget in use for games at the time of this writing is between 5,000 and 10,000 tris. Anything within that range is sufficient to accommodate all superficial anatomical details without resort to optimization beyond normal model cleanup.
    • 2010, Tony Mullen, Claudio Andaur, Blender Studio Projects: Digital Movie-Making (page 91)
      Tris and quads have different areas of functionality. In real-time graphics, tris are the norm because they provide the most basic geometric representations of planes.
  3. (bodybuilding, colloquial, uncommon) triceps

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *trī(-ā), from Proto-Indo-European *tri-h2 (three). Cognate to Ancient Greek τρία (tría, three) and Latin tria (three).

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Related terms[edit]


Atong (India)[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English three.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri (Bengali script ত্রি)

  1. three

Synonyms[edit]

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Bislama[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English tree.

Noun[edit]

tri

  1. tree

Etymology 2[edit]

Bislama cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri

From English three.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Breton[edit]

Breton cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri

Etymology[edit]

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

Numeral[edit]

tri m (feminine form teir)

  1. three

Cornish[edit]

Cornish cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri
    Ordinal : tressa
    Feminine : teyr

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Standard Cornish) try
  • (Standard Written Form) trei

Etymology[edit]

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

Numeral[edit]

tri m (feminine form teyr)

  1. three

Mutation[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tri n (uncountable)

  1. synonym for trichloorethyleen, a chemical solvent

Anagrams[edit]


Elfdalian[edit]

Elfdalian cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri
    Ordinal : trið

Etymology[edit]

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

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: tri
    Ordinal: tria
    Adverbial: trie
    Multiplier: triobla, triopa
    Fractional: triona, triono

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian три (tri), Latin trēs, English three, etc., all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three (3)

Derived terms[edit]


Fanagalo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English three.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtohtori/, [ˈt̪o̞xt̪o̞ri]

Noun[edit]

tri

  1. Abbreviation of tohtori.

Usage notes[edit]

Only used in writing and together with a name, and is thus not inflected. For example in phrase tri Pentti Arajärvi only the family name Arajärvi is inflected.

Tämä tri Pentti Arajärven artikkeli on mielenkiintoinen.
This article written by Dr. Pentti Arajärvi is interesting.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tri m (plural tris)

  1. selection
  2. (computing) sort

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Ido[edit]

Ido numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: tri
    Ordinal: triesma
    Adverbial: trifoye
    Multiplier: triopla
    Fractional: triima

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto tri, from English three, French trois, German drei, Spanish tres, Italian tre, Russian три (tri), all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three (3)

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri

Etymology[edit]

From Malay tri, from Sanskrit त्रि (tri), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *tráyas, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Synonyms[edit]


Malay[edit]

Malay cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit त्रि (tri), from Proto-Indo-Iranian [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri (Jawi spelling تري)

  1. three

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English three.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri
    Ordinal : tridje

Etymology[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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri m (feminine trjå, neuter try or trju)

  1. three; (pre-2012) alternative form of tre
    Trjå matskeider salt.
    Three tablespoons of salt.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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).

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

tri (with the accusative; triggers lenition)

  1. through

For quotations using this term, see Citations:tri.

Inflection[edit]

Forms combined with a definite article:

  • tris(s)in (through the m sg or f sg)
  • tris(s)a (through the n sg)
  • trisna (through the pl)

Forms combined with a possessive determiner:

Forms combined with a relative pronoun:

  • tresa (through which)
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle Irish: tre, tré, tri, trí
    • Irish: trí, tré
    • Scottish Gaelic: tre
    • Manx: trooid

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. Alternative spelling of trí

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tri

  1. (Rio Grande do Sul) cool, nice, good, interesting

Adverb[edit]

tri

  1. (Rio Grande do Sul) very

Romagnol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tres (three).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Samoan Plantation Pidgin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English three.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Etymology 2[edit]

From English tree.

Noun[edit]

tri

  1. tree

References[edit]

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian numbers (edit)
30
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: tri
    Ordinal: treći
    Adverbial: triput, triždi
    Multiplier: trostruk, trojno
    Collective: troje
    Fractional: trećina

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tri, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

trȋ (Cyrillic spelling три)

  1. three (3)

Derived terms[edit]


Sicilian[edit]

Sicilian cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri
    Ordinal : terzu

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʈɽi/ (Stressed)
  • IPA(key): /ʈɽɪ/ (Unstressed)

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Slovak[edit]

Slovak cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri
    Ordinal : tretí

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tri, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three (3)

Coordinate terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tri in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *tri, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

trȋ

  1. three

Usage notes[edit]

This is the usual form used when counting or reciting numbers.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of tricolor

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɾi/, [ˈt̪ɾi]

Noun[edit]

tri m (uncountable)

  1. (soccer, preceded by "el") the Mexican national football team
    Synonym: tricolor

Noun[edit]

tri f (uncountable)

  1. (soccer, preceded by "la") the Ecuador national football team
    Synonym: tricolor

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English three.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three (3)

Usage notes[edit]

Used when counting; see also tripela.


Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English three.

Numeral[edit]

tri

  1. three

Etymology 2[edit]

From English tree.

Noun[edit]

tri

  1. tree

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trēs. Compare Italian tre

Numeral[edit]

tri m

  1. three

Synonyms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tri

  1. to smear; to daub

See also[edit]

Derived terms

Welsh[edit]

Welsh cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tri
    Ordinal : trydydd
    Adverbial : teirgwaith
    Multiplier : triphlyg
    Feminine : tair
Welsh Wikipedia article on tri

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tri m (feminine form tair)

  1. three (3)

Usage notes[edit]

Tri is used only before grammatically masculine nouns. It triggers the aspirate mutation in the written language, but this is heard only occasionally in speech.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tri dri nhri thri
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.