trivium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

trivium (plural triviums or trivia)

  1. (historical, in medieval universities) The lower division of the liberal arts; grammar, logic and rhetoric.
  2. (zoology) The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms, collectively.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tri- (three) +‎ via (road). Compare trivius (epithet of deities having temples at the intersection of three roads).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

trivium n (genitive triviī); second declension

  1. a crossroads or fork where three roads meet
  2. (Medieval Latin) trivium
  3. accusative singular of trivium
  4. vocative singular of trivium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative trivium trivia
genitive triviī triviōrum
dative triviō triviīs
accusative trivium trivia
ablative triviō triviīs
vocative trivium trivia

Adjective[edit]

trivium

  1. nominative neuter singular of trivius
  2. accusative masculine singular of trivius
  3. accusative neuter singular of trivius
  4. vocative neuter singular of trivius

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