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trivia
Trivial
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trivium definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (Middle Ages) an introductory curriculum at a medieval university involving grammar and logic and rhetoric; considered to be a triple way to eloquence

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin, meeting of three ways, crossroads Date: 1647 a group of studies consisting of grammar, rhetoric, and logic and forming the lower division of the seven liberal arts in medieval universities compare quadrivium

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. hist. a medieval university course of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. Etymology: L, = place where three roads meet (as TRI-, via road)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Trivium Triv"i*um, n. [LL. See Trivial.] 1. The three `` liberal'' arts, grammar, logic, and rhetoric; -- being a triple way, as it were, to eloquence. Note: The trivium and quadrivium together made up the seven liberal arts. See Quadrivium. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms, collectively.



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