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tripos

[ trahy-pos ]
/ ˈtraɪ pɒs /
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noun, plural tri·pos·es.
(at Cambridge University, England) any of various final honors examinations.
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Origin of tripos

1580–90; pseudo-Hellenization of Latin tripūstripod
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British Dictionary definitions for tripos

tripos
/ (ˈtraɪpɒs) /

noun
British the final honours degree examinations in all subjects at Cambridge University

Word Origin for tripos

C16: from Latin tripūs, influenced by Greek noun ending -os
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