Webster 1913 Edition
tricia, fr. Gr.
τρίχαthreefold, because a tress is usually formed by interlacing three pieces; akin to
A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
Her yellow hair was braided in a
tressesman’s imperial race insnare.
Fig.: A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
Webster 1828 Edition
Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare.