Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copper coin of the ancient Roman republic, the third part of the as; also, a gold coin of the Roman empire, the third part of the solidus. See as and solidus.
- n. In law, a third part; also, dower.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman copper coin, equal to one third of the as. See 3d as, 2.
“Then the merchants grievously robbed the people, so that a bushel of corn or half a measure of wine was hardly sold for a triens.”
“From the heads of the eagles the bottome or foote of the vessell did ascend vp one triens, and a border going about the thicknes of a hand, from which border to the beginning of the belly of the vessel, and to the bottome of the foote with this hand breadth, was a foote and a halfe.”
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