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 Triple Alliance.Trismegis’tus [thrice greatest]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tripos.
 
A Cambridge term, meaning the three honour classes into which the best men are disposed at the final examination, whether of Mathematics, Law, Theology, or Natural Science, etc. The word is often emphatically applied to the voluntary classical examination.   1
 


 Triple Alliance.Trismegis’tus [thrice greatest]. 

 
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