How did the word “raffle” originate and What does raffle mean?

Raffle was a game of chance in Chaucer’s time, played with three dice.

Every player in turn strove to throw a triplet, but if no one made that lucky cast, the winner was he who threw the highest pair.

The game and its name were of French origin.

how did the word raffle originate and what does raffle mean
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