Old English feower | Indo-european KWETORES KWETESRES |Sanskrit CATÙR | Proto-Hellenic QWET(O)RO- | Greek, Attic τέτταρες, τέτταρα TETTARES, TETTARA | Latin QUATTUOR | Archaic Latin QUATBORO |Italian quattro |French, Provençal and Catalan quatre | Spanish cuatro | Portuguese quarto | Romanian part | Romansh quatter | Sardinian bàtero | Old Celtic PETOR | Breton pevar (m), peder (f); | Welsh pedwar (m), pedair (f) | Irish a ceathair (cardinal), ceathre (things), ceathrar (people) | Old Germanic FITHWOR | Dutch and German vier | Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish fire | Icelandic fjórir |Old Slavic CETYRIJE, CETYRI | Russian четыре chetyrye | Czech čtyři |Slovenian štíri | Polish cztery | Proto Indo-Iranian *K’ATWA:RAS | Persian چهار chahar | Hindi chaːr |
Old Chinese (pron.) si | Chinese 四 sí | Proto-Semitic RABA’ | Semitic root RB’ | Ancient Egyptian [ỉfd’-] aft’u | Akkadian erbe | Punic ‘arbah | Arabic أربعة arba’â | Hebrew ארבעה ârba’ah | Maltese erbgħa | Amharic arat | Magyar négy |Turkish dört |Mayan can | Nahuatl nāhui | Suomi neljä |Zulu (ku)ne
The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. According to tradition, such leaves bring good luck to their finders, especially if found accidentally.According to legend, each leaf represents something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck.