Definition of triens
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LNS
triens, trientis
tres
noun (m., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. a third part, a third
  2. The third part of an
  3. the third part of an
  4. one third per cent
  5. four per cent
  6. The third of a juger
Abbreviations
triens, entis, m. tres, a third part, a third of any thing. In gen.: cum sciemus, quantum quasi sit in trientis triente, Cic. Att. 7, 8, 3: medicaminis, Col. 12, 20, 7: ut triens ex heminā supersit, Plin. 23, 7, 68, § 133.

—Of inheritances: cum duobus coheredibus esse in triente, Cic. Att. 7, 8, 3: heredes ex triente, Suet. Aug. 101.

— In partic. Of coins. The third part of an as, Varr. L. L. 5, § 171 Mull.; Hor. A. P. 328; Plin. 33, 3, 13, § 45; Liv. Ep. 60; 22, 10, 7; Messala ap. Plin. 34, 13, 38, § 137; Juv. 3, 267.

— Under the later emperors, a gold coin, the third part of an aureus, Gall. ap. Treb. Claud. 17 fin.

— As a measure of interest, one third per cent. monthly, or, in our way of reckoning, four per cent. yearly: usurae, Dig. 35, 2, 3 fin.: pensiones, Lampr. Alex. Sev. 21.

— In square or long measure. The third of a juger, Col. 5, 1, 11; 5, 2, 2.

— The third of a foot in length, Front. Aquaed. 26; 38.

— In liquid measure, a third of a sextarius, i. e. four cyathi, Prop. 3, 10 (4, 9), 29; Mart. 1, 107, 8; 6, 86, 1; 9, 88, 2; 10, 49, 1.

— Among mathematicians, the number two (as a third of six), Vitr. 3, 1 med.

— Trientem tertium ... id significare ait Cincius duas libras pondo et trientem, Fest. p. 363.
 
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