quadrivium

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin quadrivium (the four mathematical studies), from Latin quattuor (four) + via (road).

NounEdit

quadrivium (plural quadriviums or quadrivia)

  1. (education, historical) The higher division of the seven liberal arts in the Middle Ages, composed of geometry, astronomy, arithmetic, and music.

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EtymologyEdit

From quattuor (four) +‎ via (road).

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NounEdit

quadrivium n (genitive quadriviī or quadrivī); second declension

  1. a crossroads; place where four ways meet.
  2. (Medieval Latin) the quadrivium (the four mathematical liberal arts)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative quadrivium quadrivia
Genitive quadriviī
quadrivī1
quadriviōrum
Dative quadriviō quadriviīs
Accusative quadrivium quadrivia
Ablative quadriviō quadriviīs
Vocative quadrivium quadrivia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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