tripos

noun
tri·​pos | \ˈtrī-ˌpäs \

Definition of tripos 

1 [ from the three-legged stool occupied by a participant in a disputation at the degree ceremonies ] : a final honors examination at Cambridge university originally in mathematics

2 archaic : tripod

First Known Use of tripos

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tripos

modification of Latin tripus

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