a masculine name: dim. Terry
Origin of TerenceClassical Latin Terentius, name of a Roman gens
(L. name Publius Terentius Afer) 195?-159? ; Rom. writer of comedies
Originally Publius Terentius Afer. 185?-159? BC
Carthaginian-born Roman playwright. His plays, including Phormio and Adelphi, are largely based on Greek comedies and feature fine dialogue and subtle humor.