triens

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. tried-and-true,
  2. triella,
  3. triene,
  4. triennial,
  5. triennium,
  6. trient,
  7. trientes,
  8. trier,
  9. trierarch,
  10. trierarchy

Origin of triens

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

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