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Re: Thrice This and That
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0584  Tuesday, 27 February 2002

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Feb 2002 15:09:48 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0568 Thrice This and That

[2]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Feb 2002 19:16:03 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0568 Thrice This and That


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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Feb 2002 15:09:48 -0500
Subject: 13.0568 Thrice This and That
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0568 Thrice This and That

> why, in Shakespeare, are people
> being thriced?  Where does this come from?

I suspect it is a rough cognate of the French "tres."  In HenV,IV.i the
Boy translates "tres distingue seigneur d'Angelterre" as "thrice-worthy
signeur of England.

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Feb 2002 19:16:03 -0500
Subject: 13.0568 Thrice This and That
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0568 Thrice This and That

It was just a clich

 

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