\ ˈthrāv \
plural -s

Definition of thrave

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

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History and Etymology for thrave

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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