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

References[edit]

  • quadriga in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “quadriga”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • quadriga” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • quadriga in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • quadriga in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrīgae.

Noun[edit]

quadriga f (plural quadrigas)

  1. quadriga