quadriga

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English[edit]

A quadriga

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quādrīgae, literally "four yoked" (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]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrīgae.

Noun[edit]

quadriga f (plural quadrigues)

  1. quadriga

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrīgae.

Noun[edit]

quadriga f

  1. quadriga

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quattuor(four) + iugum(yoke)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quādrīga f (genitive quādrīgae); first declension

  1. quadriga

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quādrīga quādrīgae
genitive quādrīgae quādrīgārum
dative quādrīgae quādrīgīs
accusative quādrīgam quādrīgās
ablative quādrīgā quādrīgīs
vocative quādrīga quādrīgae

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrīgae.

Noun[edit]

quadriga f (plural quadrigas)

  1. quadriga