tremissis

[ trih-mis-is ]
/ trɪˈmɪs ɪs /

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.

Nearby words

  1. trembling poplar,
  2. tremblor,
  3. trembly,
  4. tremendous,
  5. tremie,
  6. tremolant,
  7. tremolite,
  8. tremolitic,
  9. tremolo,
  10. tremolo arm

Origin of tremissis

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

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