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thrice

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Adverb

CIDE DICTIONARY

thriceadv. [OE. thries; thrie thrice (AS. , ) + -s, the adverbal suffix. See Three, and -wards.].
  •  Three times.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "Verily I say unto thee. That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice."  [1913 Webster]
  •  In a threefold manner or degree; repeatedly; very.  [1913 Webster]
    " Thrice is often used, generally with an intensive force, to form compounds which are usually of obvious meaning; as, in thrice-blessed, thrice-favored, thrice-hallowed, thrice-happy, thrice-told, and the like."  [1913 Webster]
    "Thrice noble lord, let me entreat of you
    To pardon me.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thrice, adv. archaic or literary 1 three times.
2 (esp. in comb.) highly (thrice-blessed).

Etymology
ME thries f. thrie (adv.) f. OE thriwa, thriga (as THREE, -S(3))

ROGET THESAURUS

thrice

Triplication

N triplication, triplicity, trebleness, trine, treble, triple, tern, ternary, triplicate, threefold, trilogistic, third, trinal, trine, three times, three fold, thrice, in the third place, thirdly, trebly.


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