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tremissis

[ trih-mis-is ]
/ trɪˈmɪs ɪs /
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noun, plural tre·mis·ses [trih-mis-eez]. /trɪˈmɪs iz/.

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.
a Merovingian gold coin imitating this.

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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)
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