The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0591 Thursday, 28 February 2002
Date: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2002 08:59:36 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0584 Re: Thrice This and That
Comment: Re: SHK 13.0584 Re: Thrice This and That
Larry Weiss and Clifford Stetner both offer very good points on the
origins of "thricing" people.
I have absolutely no sources or hard evidence for this -- just
speculation -- but: isn't it also possible that it's related to "the
Trinity", the triune person of God? Especially if someone is
"thrice-blessed" (or equivalent), could it not refer to blessings
received from Father, Son and Holy Ghost (which would also fit in with
Cliff's remarks about thrice-repeated prayers, etc.).
Just a thought.
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