# quadrivium

## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

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

### NounEdit

**quadrivium** (*plural* **quadriviums** *or* **quadrivia**)

- The higher division of the seven liberal arts in the Middle Ages, composed of geometry, astronomy, arithmetic, and music.

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## LatinEdit

### EtymologyEdit

From *quattuor* (“four”) + *via* (“road”).

### PronunciationEdit

### NounEdit

**quadrivium** n (*genitive* **quadriviī**); *second declension*

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

#### InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

#### DescendantsEdit

- English: quadrivium

### ReferencesEdit

- “quadrivium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short,
*A Latin Dictionary*, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.