biga

[ bee-gah, -guh, bahy- ]
/ ˈbi gɑ, -gə, ˈbaɪ- /

noun, plural bi·gae [bee-gee, -jee, -gahy, bahy-] /ˈbi gi, -dʒi, -gaɪ, ˈbaɪ-/. Classical Antiquity.

a two-wheeled chariot drawn by two horses harnessed abreast.
Compare quadriga, triga.

Origin of biga

1840–50; < Latin bīga, bīgae, for *biiuga (bi- bi-1 + iug(um) yoke1 + -a feminine nominative singular ending)
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