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tremissis

[trih-mis-is] /trɪˈmɪs ɪs/
noun, plural tremisses
[trih-mis-eez] /trɪˈmɪs iz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also called triens. a gold coin of the Eastern Roman Empire, the third part of a solidus, first issued in the 3rd century a.d.
2.
a Merovingian gold coin imitating this.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Late Latin trēmissis, equivalent to Latin trē(s) three + -missis as in sēmissis, Late Latin form of Latin sēmis semis (falsely analyzed as sē- + -missis)
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