tremissis

tremissis

[trih-mis-is]
noun, plural tremisses [trih-mis-eez] .
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:
1700–10; < 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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