[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019