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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin bivium (a place with two ways).

NounEdit

bivium (plural bivia)

  1. (zoology) One side of an echinoderm, including a pair of ambulacra, in distinction from the opposite side (trivium), which includes three ambulacra.

Related termsEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bivium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Substantive from bivius (having two ways), which is derived from via (path, road).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bivium n (genitive biviī); second declension

  1. A place with or where two ways meet; fork in the road, crossroad.
  2. A pair of alternative means or methods.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bivium bivia
Genitive biviī biviōrum
Dative biviō biviīs
Accusative bivium bivia
Ablative biviō biviīs
Vocative bivium bivia

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bivium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • Hercules at the cross-roads, between virtue and vice: Hercules in trivio, in bivio, in compitis
  • bivium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers