plural -s
: any of various units of measure for unthreshed grain used locally in Great Britain
especially : a unit equal to 24 sheaves
: a goodly quantity or number

Word History


Middle English thrave, threve, from Old English threfe, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse threfi thrave, Old Swedish thravi

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“Thrave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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