[ trahy-enz ]
/ ˈtraɪ ɛnz /
noun, plural tri·en·tes [trahy-en-teez] /traɪˈɛn tiz/.
a copper coin of ancient Rome, issued during the Republic, a third part of an as.
Origin of triens
First recorded in 1595–1605, triens is from the Latin word triēns third part
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