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trier

[trahy-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that tries or tests; tester.

Origin of trier

First recorded in 1300–50, trier is from the Middle English word triour. See try, -er1
Related formsnon·tri·er, noun

Trier

[treer]
noun
  1. a city in W Germany, on the Moselle River: extensive Roman ruins; cathedral.
Also called Treves [treevz] /trivz/.French Trèves [trev] /trɛv/.
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trier

noun
  1. a person or thing that tries

Trier

noun
  1. a city in W Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate on the Moselle River: one of the oldest towns of central Europe, ancient capital of a Celto-Germanic tribe (the Treveri); an early centre of Christianity, ruled by powerful archbishops until the 18th century; wine trade; important Roman remains. Pop: 100 180 (2003 est)Latin name: Augusta Treverorum (aʊˈɡuːstə ˌtrɛvəˈrəʊrəm) French name: Trèves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for trier

Trier

city in Germany (French Trèves), founded c.15 B.C.E. by Augustus, named for the indigenous Gaulish people, the Treveri.

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