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

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

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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