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[kwo-dree-guh, -drahy-] /kwɒˈdri gə, -ˈdraɪ-/
noun, plural quadrigae
[kwo-dree-gahy, -drahy-jee] /kwɒˈdri gaɪ, -ˈdraɪ dʒi/ (Show IPA).
Classical Antiquity.
a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses harnessed abreast.
Compare biga, triga.
Origin of quadriga
1720-30; < Latin quadrīga, earlier plural quadrīgae, contraction of quadrijugae a team of four; cf. quadri-, yoke1 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -gas, -gae (-dʒiː)
(in the classical world) a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from earlier quadrijugae a team of four, from quadri- + jugum yoke
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