Tierce

Tierce comes from the Latin word for "third" and can refer to:

  • Tierce - an old English unit of volume
  • Tierce - an organ stop, also known as a seventeenth
  • Tierce (fencing) - a fencing maneuvre
  • Tierce (CMS) - an open-source content management system
  • Tierce - a sixtieth part of a second
  • Tierce de Picardie (Picardy third) - a harmonic device used in European classical music
  • Tierce - a horse racing bet type; also known as a Trifecta
  • Tierce (surname) - a surname
  • Among hunters, a collection of three (“a brace and a half” or tierce) -- or three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks or hares — is called “a leash.”[1][2][3]

See also

  • Tiercé – a commune in France
  • Terce - the third liturgical hour

Notes

  1. ^ Noah Webster, “Leash” Dictionary, 1828.
  2. ^ "Leash" Merriam Webster online.
  3. ^ "Leash", Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913 edition.

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  • tierce — [ tjɛrs ] n. f. • 1119; fém. subst. de tiers 1 ♦ Liturg. cathol. Petite heure de l office, qui se récite après prime à la troisième heure de la computation juive (vers 9 h). « Les carillons chantant les heures canoniales, les primes et les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tiercé — tierce [ tjɛrs ] n. f. • 1119; fém. subst. de tiers 1 ♦ Liturg. cathol. Petite heure de l office, qui se récite après prime à la troisième heure de la computation juive (vers 9 h). « Les carillons chantant les heures canoniales, les primes et les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tiercé — The Town Hall …   Wikipedia

  • Tierce — Tierce, n. [F. tierce a third, from tiers, tierce, third, fr. L. tertius the third; akin to tres three. See {Third}, {Three}, and cf. {Terce}, {Tercet}, {Tertiary}.] 1. A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty two wine gallons; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiercé — Tiercé …   Wikipedia Español

  • tiercé — tiercé, ée (tièr sé, sée) part. passé de tiercer. 1°   Haussé d un tiers, en parlant d un prix. Bail tiercé. 2°   Qui a reçu un troisième labour. Champ tiercé. 3°   Terme de blason. Se dit d un écu qui est divisé en trois parties. Tiercé en bande …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tierce — (n.) old unit of measure equal to one third of a pipe (42 gallons), 1530s, from Anglo Fr. ters, O.Fr. tierce, from L. tertia, fem. of tertius a third, from root of tres three (see THREE (Cf. three)). Also used in Middle English for a third part… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tierce — (fr., spr. Tiers), 1) (Tertie), der 60. Theil einer Secunde; 2) dreitägiges Wechselfieber; 3) englisches Branntweinmaß zu 42 Gallons (à 4,543 Litres) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tierce — (spr. tīrß), engl. Flüssigkeitsmaß, 1/2 Puncheon oder 1/3 Pipe = 42 Gallonen: in England = 190,83 Lit., in den Vereinigten Staaten = 158,98 L., hier für Leinsaat 7 Bushels, für Fische 300 und für Salzfleisch 304 Pounds; in Dänemark (Tjerce) und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tierce — (spr. tihrß), engl. Flüssigkeitsmaß zu 42 Gallons = 190,83 l; Gewicht für gepökeltes Ochsenfleisch als Schiffsproviant zu 304 und 336 engl. Handelspfund …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon


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