Word Origin See more synonyms for Trivia on Thesaurus.com (in Roman religion) Hecate: so called because she was the goddess of the crossroads. Origin of Trivia
(adj.), derivative of
place where three roads meet, equivalent to
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British Dictionary definitions for trivias (functioning as singular or plural) petty details or considerations; trifles; trivialities Word Origin
from New Latin, plural of Latin
trivium junction of three roads; for meaning, see trivial
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Word Origin and History for trivias trivia n.
"trivialities, things of little consequence," 1902, popularized as title of a book by L.P. Smith, from Latin
trivia, plural of trivium "place where three roads meet," in transferred use, "an open place, a public place" (see trivial). The sense connection is "public," hence "common, commonplace."
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