tercio

noun

ter·​cio
ˈtersēˌō
variants or tercia
-ēə
plural -s
: a Spanish or Italian infantry regiment of the 16th and 17th centuries

Word History

Etymology

Spanish tercio, from tercio third (adjective), from Latin tertius

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“Tercio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tercio. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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