[ trih-mis-is ]

noun,plural tre·mis·ses [trih-mis-eez]. /trɪˈmɪs iz/.
  1. Also called triens. a gold coin of the Eastern Roman Empire, the third part of a solidus, first issued in the 3rd century a.d.

  2. a Merovingian gold coin imitating this.

Origin of tremissis

1700–10; <Late Latin trēmissis, equivalent to Latin trē(s) three + -missis as in sēmissis,Late Latin form of Latin sēmissemis (falsely analyzed as sē- + -missis)

Words Nearby tremissis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023