bivium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a place with two ways. See bivious.

Noun[edit]

bivium

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bivium bivia
genitive biviī biviōrum
dative biviō biviīs
accusative bivium bivia
ablative biviō biviīs
vocative bivium bivia

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