terce

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈtərs How to pronounce terce (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈtirs How to pronounce terce (audio) \

Definition of terce

: the third of the canonical hours

First Known Use of terce

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terce

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

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“Terce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terce. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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