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quadrivium
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[kwɒˈdrɪvɪəm], (Noun)
Definitions:
- a medieval university course involving the ‘mathematical arts’ of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music.
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Origin
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Latin, literally ‘the place where four roads meet’ (in late Latin ‘the four branches of mathematics’), from quadri- ‘four’ + via ‘road’
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