tripos

[trahy-pos]
noun, plural triposes.
(at Cambridge University, England) any of various final honors examinations.

Origin:
1580–90; pseudo-Hellenization of Latin tripūs tripod

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tripos (ˈtraɪpɒs)
 
n
(Brit) the final honours degree examinations in all subjects at Cambridge University
 
[C16: from Latin tripūs, influenced by Greek noun ending -os]

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