thrymsa

noun
thrym·​sa | \ ˈthrimzə, -msə \
plural -s

Definition of thrymsa

: a 7th century gold coin and corresponding unit of value of Anglo-Saxon England

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History and Etymology for thrymsa

Old English thrymsa, thrimsa, genitive plural, alteration (influenced by thrīe three) of trymesa, trimesa, genitive plural of trymes, trimes, from Late Latin tremis, a coin, from Latin tres three + -mis (as in semis) (coin)

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“Thrymsa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrymsa. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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