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tres (Cardinal Number) "three"
12th cent. From Latin tres 'id.' From Proto-Italic *trejes 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *trei̯es 'id.'
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian tres, Portuguese três, Galician tres, Catalan tres, French trois, Italian tre; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian trei, Romanian trais; Sardinian: tres
Italic: Oscan trís, Umbrian trif
Indo-European: Celtic: Gaulish tri- "three," Old Irish trí 'id.,' Middle Welsh trey 'id.,' Middle Breton tri 'id.,' Cornish try 'id.;' Germanic: Gothic þreis "three," Old Norse þrír 'id.,' Old High German drī "," Old Saxon thria 'id.,' Old English þrī 'id.' (English three); Balto-Slavic: Old Church Slavonic trьje "three," Russian tri 'id.,' Czech tři 'id.,' Polish trzy 'id.,' Slovene triję̑ 'id.,' Lithuanian trỹs "," Latvian trīs 'id.;' Hellenic: Ancient Greek τρεῖς (treîs) "three;" Albanian: tre "three;" Indo-Iranian: Sanskrit tráyas "three," Young Avestan θrāiiō 'id.;' Tocharian: A tre "three," B trey 'id.;' Anatolian: Hittite tri- "three"
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