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tref

noun \ ˈtrāv \

Definition of tref

plural trefi \-vē\
: a homestead or hamlet under old Cymric law; usually : a group or area acting as a single community as regards cattle and plowing, constituting a taxable unit, and consisting typically of nine houses, one plow, one oven, one churn, one cat, one cock, and one herdsman

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Origin and Etymology of tref

Welsh, town, home, dwelling place, tref; akin to Cornish tref, tre dwelling place, town, Breton trev division of a parish, Old English thorp village


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tref

adjective \ ˈtrāf \
variants: or terefah or terefa \təˈrāfə\ or trefah or trefa \ˈtrāfə\

Definition of tref

: ritually unclean or unfit according to Jewish law opposed to kosher

Origin and Etymology of tref

Yiddish & Hebrew; Yiddish treyf, treyfe, from Hebrew ṭĕrēphāh animal torn by wild beasts, torn flesh


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