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triens

[trahy-enz] /ˈtraɪ ɛnz/
noun, plural trientes
[trahy-en-teez] /traɪˈɛn tiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a copper coin of ancient Rome, issued during the Republic, a third part of an as.
2.
tremissis (def 1).
Origin of triens
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605, triens is from the Latin word triēns third part
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