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triens

[trahy-enz]
noun, plural tri·en·tes [trahy-en-teez] /traɪˈɛn tiz/.
  1. a copper coin of ancient Rome, issued during the Republic, a third part of an as.
  2. tremissis(def 1).
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Origin of triens

First recorded in 1595–1605, triens is from the Latin word triēns third part
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