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n. pl. tri·pos·es
Any of the examinations for the B.A. degree with honors at Cambridge University in England.
[Alteration of Latin tripūs, tripod-, tripod (from the stool upon which a degree holder was appointed to sit and dispute humorously with candidates for that degree); see tripod.]
(Education) Brit the final honours degree examinations in all subjects at Cambridge University
[C16: from Latin tripūs, influenced by Greek noun ending -os]
n., pl. -pos•es.
(at Cambridge University, England) any of various final honors examinations.
[1580–90; alter. of Latin tripūs tripod, after the three-legged stools students sat on during the exams]
n → Abschlussexamen nt (an der Universität Cambridge)