trivium

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Etymology[edit]

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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

References[edit]

  • trivium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • trivium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “trivium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • trivium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • Hercules at the cross-roads, between virtue and vice: Hercules in trivio, in bivio, in compitis
  • trivium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers