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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.]

thrice

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

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thrice - three times; "I called you thrice last night"
Translations

thrice

(archaic) [θraɪs] ADVtres veces

thrice

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

thrice

[θraɪs] adv (frm, liter) → tre volte
References in classic literature ?
From thousands on thousands of miles away--through forest and wilderness, where companions stronger than I had fallen by my side, through peril of death thrice renewed, and thrice escaped, the Hand that leads men on the dark road to the future had led me to meet that time.
Thrice did there peal peals at the gate like thunders, thrice did the vaults resound and howl again: then did I go to the gate.
Thrice have they slain me, thrice have I risen from the dead.
Thus, then, did her feet bear the goddess to Olympus, and meanwhile the Achaeans were flying with loud cries before murderous Hector till they reached the ships and the Hellespont, and they could not draw the body of Mars's servant Patroclus out of reach of the weapons that were showered upon him, for Hector son of Priam with his host and horsemen had again caught up to him like the flame of a fiery furnace; thrice did brave Hector seize him by the feet, striving with might and main to draw him away and calling loudly on the Trojans, and thrice did the two Ajaxes, clothed in valour as with a garment, beat him from off the body; but all undaunted he would now charge into the thick of the fight, and now again he would stand still and cry aloud, but he would give no ground.
After recovering twice or thrice, and as often relapsing, he wiped his eyes and said grace; and a very cheerful meal their scanty supper was.
Thrice the arm rose, thrice it stood awhile in air, thrice it beckoned with crooked finger, as though it summoned something from the depths of the shadow, and from the multitudes of the dead.
Thrice it swelled forth and thrice it sank away, echoing and reverberating amidst the crags.
And it were Robin himself, 'twould be thrice as high I warrant ye.
Haita told him all: how thrice he had met the radiant maid, and thrice she had left him forlorn.
Handling the long lance lightly, glancing twice or thrice along its length to see if it be exactly straight, Stubb whistlingly gathers up the coil of the warp in one hand, so as to secure its free end in his grasp, leaving the rest unobstructed.
I have come now because my affection for you prompted me to see you once more before you pass over for ever into that other life that I shall never know, and which though I have died thrice and shall die again to-night, as you know death, I am as unable to fathom as are you.
Ferguson, and the heart, thrice panoplied in bronze, that could conceive and undertake such an enterprise.