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trivium

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

trivium (plural trivia)

  1. (in medieval universities) The lower division of the liberal arts; grammar, logic and rhetoric.
  2. (zoology) The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms, collectively.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tri- (three) +‎ via (road). Compare trivius, epithet of deities having temples at the intersection of three roads.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

trivium n (genitive triviī); second declension

  1. a crossroads or fork where three roads meet
  2. (Medieval Latin) trivium
  3. accusative singular of trivium
  4. vocative singular of trivium

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative trivium trivia
genitive triviī triviōrum
dative triviō triviīs
accusative trivium trivia
ablative triviō triviīs
vocative trivium trivia

AdjectiveEdit

trivium

  1. nominative neuter singular of trivius
  2. accusative masculine singular of trivius
  3. accusative neuter singular of trivius
  4. vocative neuter singular of trivius