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Trivia

[triv-ee-uh]
noun
  1. (in Roman religion) Hecate: so called because she was the goddess of the crossroads.
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Origin of Trivia

< Latin, feminine of trivius (adj.), derivative of trivium place where three roads meet, equivalent to tri- tri- + -vium, derivative of via way, road
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British Dictionary definitions for trivias

trivia

noun
  1. (functioning as singular or plural) petty details or considerations; trifles; trivialities
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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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