quadriga

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English[edit]

A quadriga

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quādrīgae, literally "four yoked", from quattuor (four) + iugum (yoke).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kwɒdˈɹiː.ɡə/, /kwəˈdɹiː.ɡə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kwɑˈdɹi.ɡə/, /kwɑˈdɹai.ɡə/

Noun[edit]

quadriga (plural quadrigae or quadrigas)

  1. (historical) A Roman racing chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
    • 1830, Charles Taylor, Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible, in five volumes, volume III, page 425
      In the Vatican Library is a vase of terra cotta, on whose upper part we see delineated the sun and moon, in a quadriga, which proceeds forward [travels, voyages, fulfils its course] upon a ship. [] Both these deities stand in a quadriga, which indeed is the vehicle proper to the sun, insomuch that the Rhodians every year threw into the sea a quadriga, dedicated to this divinity.
    • 1898 (May), A. W. Hands, "Chats on Roman coins with young collectors", Monthly Numismatic Circular 66, col. 2719
      On another denarius we see Victory holding a wreath and driving a quadriga []
  2. (historical) A team of four horses, or sometimes other animals, especially as used in chariot racing.

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrīgae.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quadriga f (plural quadrigues)

  1. quadriga

Further reading[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quādrīgae.

Noun[edit]

quadriga

  1. (rare) quadriga (Roman racing chariot)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of quadriga (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative quadriga quadrigat
genitive quadrigan quadrigoiden
quadrigoitten
partitive quadrigaa quadrigoita
illative quadrigaan quadrigoihin
singular plural
nominative quadriga quadrigat
accusative nom. quadriga quadrigat
gen. quadrigan
genitive quadrigan quadrigoiden
quadrigoitten
quadrigainrare
partitive quadrigaa quadrigoita
inessive quadrigassa quadrigoissa
elative quadrigasta quadrigoista
illative quadrigaan quadrigoihin
adessive quadrigalla quadrigoilla
ablative quadrigalta quadrigoilta
allative quadrigalle quadrigoille
essive quadrigana quadrigoina
translative quadrigaksi quadrigoiksi
instructive quadrigoin
abessive quadrigatta quadrigoitta
comitative quadrigoineen
Possessive forms of quadriga (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person quadrigani quadrigamme
2nd person quadrigasi quadriganne
3rd person quadrigansa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrīgae.

Noun[edit]

quadriga f (plural quadrighe)

  1. quadriga

Further reading[edit]

  • quadriga in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quattuor (four) + iugum (yoke).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quadrīga f (genitive quadrīgae); first declension

  1. quadriga

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative quadrīga quadrīgae
Genitive quadrīgae quadrīgārum
Dative quadrīgae quadrīgīs
Accusative quadrīgam quadrīgās
Ablative quadrīgā quadrīgīs
Vocative quadrīga quadrīgae

Descendants[edit]

  • English: quadriga
  • Catalan: quadriga
  • Galician: cuadriga
  • Italian: quadriga
  • Portuguese: quadriga
  • Spanish: cuadriga

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrīgae.

Noun[edit]

quadriga f (plural quadrigas)

  1. quadriga

Further reading[edit]

  • quadriga” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.