Thrice (?), adv. [OE. thries; thrie thrice (AS. riga, riwa) + -s, the adverbal suffix. See Three, and -wards.]
Verily I say unto thee. That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Matt. xxvi. 34.
In a threefold manner or degree; repeatedly; very.
Thrice noble lord, let me entreat of you
To pardon me.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just.
⇒ 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.
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