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tripos

[trahy-pos] /ˈtraɪ pɒs/
noun, plural triposes.
1.
(at Cambridge University, England) any of various final honors examinations.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; pseudo-Hellenization of Latin tripūs tripod
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  • These works helped when he wrote the three tripos verse at the end of each year.
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tripos

/ˈtraɪpɒs/
noun
1.
(Brit) the final honours degree examinations in all subjects at Cambridge University
Word Origin
C16: from Latin tripūs, influenced by Greek noun ending -os
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