less common variant of
Middle English terce, tierce, from Anglo-French, from feminine of terz, adjective, third, from Latin tertius — more at third entry 1
15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2
“Tierce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tierce. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.
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