three adj : being one more than two [syn: 3, iii] n : the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]
cardinal number three
- Albanian: tre, tri
- American Sign Language: * trreq Amharic: (numeral: ፫)
- Arabic: ثلاثة (numeral: )
- Egyptian: (talaata)
- Armenian: երեք (yerek)
- Aymara: kimsa
- Basque: hiru
- Belarusian: тры (try)
- trreq Bengali: (numeral: ৩)
- Bosnian: tri
- Breton: tri , teir
- Bulgarian: три (tri)
- trreq Burmese: (numeral: ၃)
- Catalan: tres
- Cherokee: ᏦᎢ (tsoi)
- Cornish: tri , teyr
- Crimean Tatar: üç
- Croatian: tri
- Czech: tři
- Danish: tre
- Dena'ina: tuq'i
- Dutch: drie
- Erzya: колмо (kolmo)
- Esperanto: tri
- Estonian: kolm
- Fijian: tolu (^)
- Finnish: kolme (^)
- French: trois
- Garífuna: ürüwa
- Georgian: სამი (sami)
- German: drei
- Gilbertese: tenua
- Greek: τρείς (treís), τρία (tría)
- Guaraní: mbohapy
- trreq Gujarati: (numeral: ૩)
- Hebrew: שָׁלוֹשׁ (shalosh) (used in counting), שְׁלוֹשָׁה (shlosha)
- Hindi: तीन (tīn) (numeral: ३)
- Hungarian: három
- Icelandic: þrír, þrjár, þrjú
- Ido: tri
- Ilocano: tallo
- Indonesian: tiga
- Interlingua: tres
- Irish: trí
- Italian: tre
- Japanese: 三 (さん, san; み, mi), 三つ (みっつ, mittsú)
- Jèrriais: trais
- Kalaallisut: pingasut
- trreq Kannada: (numeral: ೩)
- Karelian: kolme
- Khmer: (bei) (numeral: )
- Komi: куйм (kujm)
- Korean: 셋 (set)/세 (se)/석 (seok); 삼 (三, sam)
- Kurdish: (sê)
- trreq Lao: (numeral: )
- Latin: trēs m|f; tria
- Latvian: trīs
- Lithuanian: trys, trys
- Livonian: kuolm
- Lojban: ci
- Malagasy: telo
- trreq Malayalam: (numeral: ൩)
- Maltese: tlieta
- Manchu: ilan
- Manx: three (also spelled tree)
- Maori: toru
- Marathi: तीन (tīn)
- Mari: кумыт (kumyt)
- Maricopa: xmokk
- Marshallese: jilu
- trreq Mongolian: (numeral: ᠓)
- Nahuatl: yei
- Norwegian: tre
- Novial: tri
- O'odham: vaik
- Occitan: tres
- Old English: þrie, þreo
- trreq Oriya: (numeral: ୩)
- Persian: (se) (numeral: )
- Polish: trzy
- Portuguese: três
- trreq Punjabi: (numeral: ੩)
- Quechua: kinsa
- Rapanui: ka toru
- Rohingya: tin
- Romanian: trei
- Romany: trin
- Russian: три (tri)
- Saami: golbma
- Sanskrit: त्रि (tri), त्रयं (traya)
- Sindhi: (ti)
- Sinhala: තුන (thuna)
- Slovak: tri, traja
- Slovene: tri, trije
- Spanish: tres
- Swedish: tre (^)
- Tagalog: tatlo
- trreq Tamil: (numeral: ௩)
- Tatar: өч, öç
- Telugu: మూడు (muuddu) (numeral: ౩)
- Thai: (săam) (numeral: )
- trreq Tibetan: (numeral: ༣)
- Tok Pisin: tripela
- Tupinambá: mosapyr
- Turkish: üç
- Tzutujil: oxi
- Ukrainian: три (try), троє (tróje) collective, трійко (tríjko) colloquial, трієчко (tríječko) colloquial diminutive
- Veps: koume
- Vietnamese: ba
- Votic: kõlmõd / кылмыд
- Võro: kolm
- Walloon: troes
- Welsh: tri, tair
- West Frisian: trije
- Western Apache: táági
set or group with three components
- Lithuanian: trejeri, trejerios
- The digit/figure 3.
- Amharic numerals: ፫
- Arabic numerals: 3
- Bengali numerals: ৩
- Chinese numerals: 叄, 三
- Eastern Arabic numerals:
- Gujarati numerals: ૩
- Gurmukhi numerals: ੩
- Hindi numerals: ३
- Kannada numerals: ೩
- Khmer numerals: ៣
- Lao numerals: ໓
- Limbu numerals: ᥉
- Malayalam numerals: ൩
- Mongolian numerals: ᠓
- Myanmar numerals: ၃
- Oriya numerals: ୩
- Persian numerals:
- Roman numerals: III
- Tamil numerals: ௩
- Telugu numerals: ౩
- Thai numerals: ๓
- Tibetan numerals: ༣
- defn English
In mathematicsThree is the first odd prime number, and the second smallest prime. It is both the first Fermat prime (22º + 1) and the first Mersenne prime (2² - 1), as well as the first lucky prime. However, it's the second Sophie Germain prime, the second Mersenne prime exponent, the second factorial prime (2! + 1), the second Lucas prime, the second Stern prime.
Three is the first unique prime due to the properties of its reciprocal.
Three is the third Heegner number.
Three is the second triangular number and it is the only prime triangular number. Three is the only prime which is one less than a perfect square. Any other number which is n² - 1 for some integer n is not prime, since it is (n - 1)(n + 1). This is true for 3 as well, but in its case one of the factors is 1.
Three is the fourth Fibonacci number and the third that is unique. In the Perrin sequence, however, 3 is both the zeroth and third Perrin numbers.
Three is the fourth open meandric number.
Vulgar fractions with 3 in the denominator have a single digit repeating sequences in their decimal expansions, (.000..., .333..., .666...)
A natural number is divisible by three if the sum of its digits in base 10 is divisible by 3. For example, the number 21 is divisible by three (3 times 7) and the sum of its digits is 2 + 1 = 3. Because of this, the reverse of any number that is divisible by three (or indeed, any permutation of its digits) is also divisible by three. For instance, 1368 and its reverse 8631 are both divisible by three (and so are 1386, 3168, 3186, 3618, etc..). See also Divisibility rule.
A triangle is the most durable shape possible, the only "perfect" figure which if all endpoints have hinges will never change its shape unless the sides themselves are bent.
Three of the five regular polyhedra have triangular faces -- the tetrahedron, the octahedron, and the icosahedron. Also, three of the five regular polyhedra have vertices where three faces meet -- the tetrahedron, the hexahedron (cube), and the dodecahedron. Furthermore, only three different types of polygons comprise the faces of the five regular polyhedra -- the triangle, the quadrilateral, and the pentagon.
There are only three distinct 4×4 panmagic squares.
Only three tetrahedral numbers are also perfect squares.
In numeral systemsIt is frequently noted by historians of numbers that early counting systems often relied on the three-patterned concept of "One- Two- Many" to describe counting limits. In other words, in their own language equivalent way, early peoples had a word to describe the quantities of one and two, but any quantity beyond this point was simply denoted as "Many". As an extension to this insight, it can also be noted that early counting systems appear to have had limits at the numerals 2, 3, and 4. References to counting limits beyond these three indices do not appear to prevail as consistently in the historical record.
List of basic calculations
Evolution of the glyph
Three is often the largest number written with as many lines as the number represents. The Romans tired of writing 4 as IIII, but to this day 3 is written as three lines in Roman and Chinese numerals. This was the way the Brahmin Indians wrote it, and the Gupta made the three lines more curved. The Nagari started rotating the lines clockwise and ending each line with a slight downward stroke on the right. Eventually they made these strokes connect with the lines below, and evolved it to a character that looks very much like a modern 3 with an extra stroke at the bottom. It was the Western Ghubar Arabs who finally eliminated the extra stroke and created our modern 3. (The "extra" stroke, however, was very important to the Eastern Arabs, and they made it much larger, while rotating the strokes above to lie along a horizontal axis, and to this day Eastern Arabs write a 3 that looks like a mirrored 7 with ridges on its top line): ٣
While the shape of the 3 character has an ascender in most modern typefaces, in typefaces with text figures the character usually has a descender, as, for example, in * 3-faced goddess in Greek Mythology: Hecate
- 3 Gorgons-(snake-haired sisters in Greek mythology): Stheno, Euryale, Medusa are sometimes depicted as having wings of gold, brazen claws, and the tusks of boars. Medusa is the only one of the gorgons that is mortal.
- 3 different beings made up the different qualities of death according to ancient Greek belief: Thantos (male)~ Ker (female)~ Gorgo (female).
- 3 Roman Furies (female personifications of vengeance) that were called the Erinyes (the Angry Ones) or Eumenides by the Ancient Greeks (Orestes called them the Solemn Ones, or the Kindly Ones): Alecto ("unceasing")~ Megaera ("grudging")~ Tisiphone ("avenging murder").
- 3-headed dog that guarded the gate to Hades in Greek Mythology: Cerberus
- 3 ancient Greek Harpies: Aello, Ocypete, and Celaeno.
- The Triple Gem - Buddha, Dhamma (Buddha's teaching) and Sangha (the preachers of Dhamma)
- The Triple Bodhi (ways to understand the end of birth)- Budhu, Pasebudhu, Mahaarahath
- There are three main Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
- Noah's three sons:Shem, Ham and Japheth (Sons of Noah)
- The Holy Trinity in Christian doctrine (or trinity in general), is God both as a single being and three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This is also known as Tripartite division or the Godhead.
- Jesus spread Christianity for 3 years.
- Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his death.
- Jesus predicted that Peter would deny him three times.
- The Wise Men who visited Jesus after His birth left Him three gifts.
- In Muslim devotional rites, certain formulas are repeated three times, and others thirty-three times
- A devout Muslim tries to make a pilgrimage to all three holy cities in Islam: Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem
- King Solomon states in
4:12: "A three-ply cord is not easily severed." Examples of this
concept of three-ness in Judaism are:
- The three Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
- The three pilgrim festivals (Sheloshet HaRegalim): Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot
- The three leaders of the Jewish nation during their 40 years of wandering in the desert: Moses, Aaron, and Miriam
- The Tanakh is comprised of 3 sections: Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim
- There are 3 daily prayer services: Shacharit, Mincha, and Maariv
- There are three divisions of Jews: Kohen, Levi, and Israel
- Shimon Hatzaddik taught: "On three things the world stands: On Torah, on prayer, and on acts of kindness" (Pirkei Avoth 1:2). Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel taught: "The world continues to exist because of three things: justice, truth, and peace" (ibid. 1:18)
- The three Theological virtues referred to 1 Corinthians 13.
- In Roman Catholicism, three groups of martyrs, collectively known as Faith, Hope, and Charity (named after the Theological Virtues).
- Heaven, Hell and Purgatory (or Limbo).
- The Wiccan Rule of Three.
- The Triple Goddess: Maiden, Mother, Crone; the three fates.
- In Taoism, the Three Pure Ones.
- The three Gunas underlie action, in the Vedic system of knowledge. There is also the concept of Trimurti in Hindu tradition. The Buddha has three bodies. The three Vedas are called trayi i.e triad. Lord Shiva is Trinetra-Three-eyed. The confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and hidden Sarasvati is the famous Triveni-confluence of three rivers. Buddhism's three refuges are Trisharana- Buddhan sharanam gacchami, Dhammam sharanam gacchami, Sangham sharanam gacchami.
- In Greek mythology, the Three Graces or Charites. Also the number of heads of Cerberus, the monstrous dog that guards the gate to Hades
- Various Triple deities.
In esoteric tradition
- The Theosophical Society has three conditions of membership.
- Gurdjieff's Three Centers and the Law of Three.
- Aleister Crowley's model of the three schools of magick (Black, White and Yellow) from his Magick Without Tears.
- Feri Tradition teaches of the existence of three souls in each individual person.
In fictional religion
- Plato split the soul into three parts: the appetitive, the spirited, and the rational
- Hegel's dialectic of Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis creates three-ness from two-ness.
- The three Doshas (weaknesses) and their antidotes are the basis of Ayurvedic medicine in India.
- Charles Sanders Peirce was a trichotomist and stipulated, among other things, a triadic relation of interpretant, representamen, and object to explain the phenomenon of semeiosis.
- 3 R's: Reading~ 'Riting~ 'Rithmetic
- 3 divisions: Elementary (Grade) School~ Middle (Jr. High or Intermediate) School~ High (Sr. High) School
- 3 levels: Primary (~Elementary) Education~ Secondary (~Jr. + Sr. High) Education~ Tertiary (College, University, Polytechnical Institute, TAFE) Education
- 3 University degrees: Bachelor's~ Master's- Ph.D
- 3 University distinctions: Cum Laude~ Magna Cum Laude~ Suma Cum Laude
- 3 testing formats: True/False~ Multiple Choice~ Essay
- 3 levels to grade formulas: A+ (A plus)~ A (A neutral)~ A- (A minus)
- 3 good grade divisions: A~ B~ C
- 3 rings of the school bell return children to class after a fire drill.
- 3 ring notebooks are one standard of usage for holding looseleaf notebook paper (2 is another in lever-arch).
- 3-number combination locks are a standard usage for lockers.
- Plato split his utopian city into three populations: laborers, guardians (warriors), and philosophers (rulers)
- Several polities have been ruled by three persons in a triumvirate or a troika.
- As well, medieval theory divided society in laboratores (peasants), bellatores (noble warriors) and oratores (clergy). An earlier division had only the potentes ("powerful", warriors) and the powerless.
- In the Ancient Regime, the estates of the realm (e.g. the French Estates General) were divided in a branch for aristocracy, another for the Catholic hierarchy and the Third Estate for rich peasants and bourgeoisie. The triumph of the Third Estate is the French Revolution.
- By analogy to the Third Estate, the Third World (poor countries or non-aligned countries) was defined as different from the First World (led by the United States) and the Second World (led by the Soviet Union).
- The "third way" is a political term applied to a variety of "third choice" options that some offer as an alternative to dichotomous situations which may otherwise appear polarized.
- After the fall of Constantinople, the Tsars considered Moscow as the Third Rome.
- Also Nazism considered Nazi Germany the Third Reich after the Holy Roman Empire and the Prussian Empire.
- There are three branches to the US government; executive, legislative, and judicial.
- Alvin Toffler's The Third Wave considers that the late twentieth century saw the beginning of a third wave of change in post-industrial civilization after the Neolithic and the Industrial Revolution.
- The Third International supported Leninism.
- Cenocracy is the word coined to represent what is believed by some to be the next and superior step to present day forms of Democratic rule. It is based on the notion that before a society can truly achieve a government Of-By-and For the people, the people themselves must play a direct part (and not be represented vicariously) in the law-making process. To this end, every man, woman, and worker must have access to such a role, thus constituting a true 3rd branch legislative body. For example, each State in the United States would adopt an ongoing list of self-elected candidates from which the 3 aforementioned persons would be randomly selected to fulfill one-year terms of office with at least the same pay, privileges and legislative power commensurate to all other congressional members.
As a lucky or unlucky numberThree (三, formal writing: 叁, pinyin san1, Cantonese: saam1) is considered a good number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word "alive" (生 pinyin sheng1, Cantonese: saang1), compared to four (四, pinyin: si4, Cantonese: sei3) that sounds like the word "death" (死 pinyin si3, Cantonese: sei2).
Counting to three is common in situations where a group of people wish to perform an action in synchrony: Now, on the count of three, everybody pull! Assuming the counter is proceeding at a uniform rate, the first two counts are necessary to establish the rate, but then everyone can predict when "three" will come based on "one" and "two"; this is likely why three is used instead of some other number.
In Vietnam, it is bad luck to take a photo with three people in it.
Luck, especially bad luck, is often said to "come in threes".
Some cultures in history have a place for people of third gender such as in Thailand.
It is often believed that people die in threes. This only includes people in your personal sphere (ie. directly impact on your day-to-day life).
There is a superstition that states it is unlucky to take a third light, that is, to be the third person to light a cigarette from the same match or lighter. This is commonly believed to date from the trenches of the First World War when a sniper might see the first light, take aim on the second and fire on the third.
3 strikes and you're out.
3rd time's a charm.
- The resin identification code used in recycling to identify polyvinyl chloride.
- On computer keyboards, in the United Kingdom the "3" key may be used to type the pound sign when pressed in combination with the shift key.
- On most telephone keypads, the "3" key is also associated with the letters "D", "E", and "F".
- In ASCII, the code for "3" in hexadecimal is 33. This is the only character in ASCII such that a large file consisting of a single character has identical-looking hexadecimal and normal representation.
- The glyph "3" may be used as a substitute for yogh () or ze () when those characters are not available.
- Three is the minimum odd number of voting components for simple easy redundancy checks by direct comparison.
- Three is approximately pi (actually closer to 3.14159) when doing rapid engineering wags or estimates. The same is true if one wants a rough-and-ready estimate of e, which is actually approximately 2.7183.
- Some computer users may use "3" as an alternate to the letter "E", often in jest or to prevent search engines from reading their messages. This form of code is an example of basic Leetspeak.
- "3" is the DVD region code for many East Asian countries, except for Japan (which is Region 2) and China (which is Region 6).
- Three is the number of performers in a trio. mainly attributed to the idea that there are three basic vocal ranges for singers: Soprano, Alto, and Bass for women, Alto, Tenor, and Bass for men. Sometimes, however, a trio can maintain the same vocal range (i.e. The Three Tenors and The Three Irish Tenors.)
- The 3/4 time signature of Western classical music tradition (Three beats to a measure, with the quarter note comprising the beat.) is said to represent the Holy Trinity of Christian doctrine, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is for this reason that it is often utilized in compositions which were written for use in ecclesiastical rites, or that are inspired by scriptural/spiritual themes and texts.
- In a standard jazz combo there are 3 necessary parts: bass, percussion, and chord maker.
- 3 is The Magic Number according to De La Soul.
- Three is a 1969 film starring Charlotte Rampling and Sam Waterston.
- Three is a 1965 Yugoslavian film directed by Aleksandar Petrović.
- Three is a 2002 Asian horror movie collaboration.
- Three, also known as Survival Island is a 2006 film starring Billy Zane and Kelly Brook.
- There is a 1977 film titled 3 Women.
- In both the film The Craft and the fantasy television series Charmed, the "power of three" has been used as part of wiccan incantations.
- The Three Stooges, a comedy group made up of "Larry, Moe, and Curly" and later "Larry, Moe, and Shemp" in the early- to mid-20th century.
- In Bowling, 3 strikes in a row is called a turkey.
- In Cricket, 3 outs in a row is called a hat trick.
- In ice hockey, a game consists of 3 periods of twenty minutes each.
- In rugby union, 3 is the jersey number of the starting tighthead prop. It is also the number of points received for a successful drop goal or penalty kick.
- In baseball, 3 is the number of strikes before the batter is out and the number of outs per side per inning. It also represents the first baseman's position. The number 3 position in the batting order is generally occupied by the team's best hitter. In high school and college, 3 is the maximum "drop" (inches of length minus ounces of weight) for a legal bat. 3 is the retired number of Baseball Hall of Fame players Babe Ruth, Joe Medwick, Bill Terry, and Harmon Killebrew. Gary Sheffield and Ken Griffey Jr wear the number three.
- In basketball, a shot made from behind the three-point arc is worth 3 points. 3 is used to represent the small forward position.
- In the NBA, the number worn by superstars, Allen Iverson, Chris Paul, Steve Francis, Dwyane Wade, and Stephon Marbury.
- Worn by Rodney Stuckey of the Detroit Pistons.
- Is the number of the famous NASCAR stock car that Dale Earnhardt drove for nearly 20 years before his death in 2001. He won 6 out of his 7 championships while driving the #3 car. No one has driven the 3 car since his death. In IROC, Helio Castroneves had his car number changed from his standard 3 (which he drives in the Indy Racing League) to number 03.
- Traditional number for the Tyrrell Formula One team's first car along with number 4 for the second until the end of the 1995 Formula One Season.
- A hat-trick in sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts.
- In both American and Canadian football, the number of points received for a successful field goal.
- In Canadian football, the last down before a team loses possession on downs. Usually, a team faced with a third down will punt (if far from the opponent's goal line) or attempt a field goal (if relatively close).
- An Ironman triathlon consists of three events, a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) swim, a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and a 26.2 mile (42.2 kilometer) marathon run.
- In football, number 3 is assigned in most cases to the left defender or fullback.
- On March 24, 2006 the number 3 became the second number retired by the New Jersey Devils in honor of defenseman Ken Daneyko.
- 3 is the number of words or phrases in a Tripartite motto.
- 3 is the number of novels or films in a trilogy and the number of interconnected works of art in a triptych.
- In good writing, the tricolon is often used for rhetorical effect.
- Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has three parts each of thirty-three cantos (plus one introductory canto totaling 100). It was written in terza rima, a combination of tercets. All of this is an allusion to the Christian Trinity.
- The number three recurs several times in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and also in The Silmarillion. Three Rings of Power were given to the Elves. There are three Silmarils. The unions of the Eldar (Elves) and the Edain (Men) were three in number: Beren and Lúthien, Tuor and Idril, and (of course) Aragorn and Arwen.
- Three Blind Mice is a children's nursery rhyme and musical round.
- The Three Musketeers is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, and is part of a trilogy.
- The Three Sisters is a play by Anton Chekhov.
Original scholarly articles/reviews about the three
- The Number Three in The American Culture. A selected chapter found in the book entitled "Every Man His Way" (1967- 68) by Alan Dundes.
- "People in Threes Going Up in Smoke and Other Triplicities in Russian Literature and Culture" (Fall 2005, Rocky Mountain Review) by Lee B. Croft.
- "Buckland's Third Revolution" (1997- 98) and "Three Wise Men" (1984 - 85) posters by Herb O. Buckland.
In other fieldsThree is:
- Three are the values of French Revolution (liberty, equality, fraternity) , and the colors of French flag. Colombian flag has three colors, meaning Gold, Water and Blood.
- Three is a mobile phone operator.
- The number of stars in "Pacific's triple star" in the God Defend New Zealand, one of New Zealand's two national anthems.
- The phrase "Third time's the charm" (or, rarely, "Three time's the charm") usually means that the third time a person attempts something, he or she will succeed
- Three-bean salad is an appetizer containing three types of beans, such as kidney, yellow, and green beans.
- In most earlier video games, three lives were commonly given to players at the start.
- The television VHF channel most often used for hooking up VCRs and/or video game systems. If it is otherwise occupied by a local broadcaster, then channel 4 is used instead.
- On most phones, the 3 key is associated with the letters D, E, and F, but on the BlackBerry it is the key for U and I.
- "In Memory of 3" - a phrase about NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, who drove the number 3 car. It can also refer to a 2004 ESPN television movie about Earnhardt's life called, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story.
- No. 3 - 1997 Korean gangster comedy written and directed by Neung-han Song
- In Astrology, Gemini is the 3rd astrological sign of the Zodiac.
- The number 3 is often used as a literary device to provoke a feeling of unnaturalness, as twos are much more common in nature (limbs, hemispheres, eyes, etc). This is a prevailing theme in Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451. The aliens and their machines in the 2005 film War of the Worlds were associated with features recurring in threes: eyes, legs, fingers, etc, for this same reason.
- Threesome is a term for sexual relations between three people.
- A tricycle has three wheels.
- The standard number of lives in many arcade video games, such as Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man.
- In Archeology- three Giza Pyramids: Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure (Giza pyramid complex).
- Wells, D. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers London: Penguin Group. (1987): 46 - 48
three in Old English (ca. 450-1100): Þrīe
three in Arabic: 3 (عدد)
three in Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): 3 (ܡܢܝܢܐ)
three in Guarani: Mbohapy
three in Bosnian: 3 (broj)
three in Catalan: Tres
three in Chuvash: 3 (хисеп)
three in Czech: 3 (číslo)
three in Corsican: 3 (numeru)
three in Welsh: Tri
three in Danish: 3 (tal)
three in Pennsylvania German: Drei
three in German: Drei
three in Erzya: 3 (колмо)
three in Spanish: Tres
three in Esperanto: Tri
three in Basque: Hiru
three in Persian: ۳ (عدد)
three in French: 3 (nombre)
three in Gan Chinese: 3
three in Korean: 3
three in Igbo: Atọ
three in Indonesian: 3 (angka)
three in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): 3 (numero)
three in Xhosa: Zintathu
three in Italian: 3 (numero)
three in Hebrew: 3 (מספר)
three in Kinyarwanda: Gatatu
three in Haitian: 3 (nonm)
three in Kurdish: Sisê (Hejmar)
three in Latin: Tres
three in Luxembourgish: Dräi
three in Lithuanian: 3 (skaičius)
three in Lombard: Nümar 3
three in Hungarian: 3 (szám)nah:Yēi
three in Dutch: 3 (getal)
three in Japanese: 3
three in Norwegian: 3 (tall)
three in Norwegian Nynorsk: Talet 3
three in Polish: 3 (liczba)
three in Portuguese: Três
three in Quechua: Kimsa
three in Russian: 3 (число)
three in Simple English: Three
three in Slovenian: 3 (število)
three in Serbian: 3 (број)
three in Finnish: 3 (luku)
three in Swedish: 3 (tal)
three in Tagalog: 3 (bilang)
three in Telugu: మూడు
three in Thai: 3
three in Vietnamese: 3 (số)
three in Turkish: 3 (sayı)
three in Ukrainian: 3 (число)
three in Vlaams: 3 (getal)
three in Yiddish: 3 (נומער)
three in Contenese: 3
three in Chinese: 3