variants or less commonly tierce
often capitalized
: the third of the canonical hours

Word History


Middle English, third, terce — more at tierce entry 1

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terce was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near terce

Cite this Entry

“Terce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terce. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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