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Trois meaning (other than three/3 )

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What other meanings are for this word "trois" Ex: Trois fois saint... would be...? Thanks in advance
Patti-L

Patti-L

Three times Saintly
Julien-C

Julien-C

Hello! Trois fois saint is a french expression we can't find in any other language. It's here to glorify something,or someone,to pay tribute to it. ex:someone saves his life by practicing football all days long,and has became so strong,great in this sport that he makes carreer as a planetary star whereas he comes from the gettho,he could say : "trois fois saint soit le ballon rond" which can be translated as "holy should be the God of football". Or someone is really kind of guitar,and is a player himself,he could say by passion:"trois fois saint soit l'enfant vaudou"(voodoo child stands for jimi hendrix,due to the name of one of this song),which we can translate as: "glory to the name of jimi hendrix",as a tribute to his hero,master. It's kind of image,metaphor,as often in french language. Julien.(french man).
Patti-L

Patti-L

Wow, powerful metaphor...thanks for the explanation
Julien-C

Julien-C

you're welcome!

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