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quadrivial

[ kwo-driv-ee-uhl ]
/ kwɒˈdrɪv i əl /
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adjective
having four ways or roads meeting in a point.
(of ways or roads) leading in four directions.
of or relating to the quadrivium.
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Origin of quadrivial

1375–1425; late Middle English <Medieval Latin quadriviālis, equivalent to Late Latin quadrivi(um) quadrivium + -ālis-al1
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How to use quadrivial in a sentence

  • It is the body of which roads are the arms and legs,—a trivial or quadrivial place, the thoroughfare and ordinary of travelers.

    Excursions and Poems|Henry David Thoreau
  • It is the body of which roads are the arms and legs—a trivial or quadrivial place, the thoroughfare and ordinary of travelers.

    Walking|Henry David Thoreau

British Dictionary definitions for quadrivial

quadrivial
/ (kwɒˈdrɪvɪəl) /

adjective
having or consisting of four roads meeting at a point
(of roads or ways) going in four directions
of or relating to the quadrivium
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