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thrice

 (thrīs)
adv.
1. Three times.
2. In a threefold quantity or degree.
3. Archaic Extremely; greatly.

[Middle English thries, adverbial genitive of thrie, from Old English thrīga; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]
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thrice

(θraɪs)
adv
1. three times
2. in threefold degree
3. archaic greatly
[Old English thrīwa, thrīga; see three]
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thrice

(θraɪs)

adv.
1. three times, as in succession.
2. in threefold quantity or degree.
3. very; extremely.
[1150–1200; Middle English thries=thrie thrice (Old English thrīga) + -s -s1]
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Adv.1.thrice - three times; "I called you thrice last night"
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Translations

thrice

(archaic) [θraɪs] ADVtres veces
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thrice

adv (old)dreimal; he is thrice blesseder ist dreifach or dreifältig gesegnet
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thrice

[θraɪs] adv (frm, liter) → tre volte
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