Origin of trivium
Examples from the Web for trivium
Such men as Anselm were educated on the Trivium and Quadrivium.The History of Dartmouth College|Baxter Perry Smith
The Trivium was sometimes designated as logic and the Quadrivium as physic.Woman under Monasticism|Lina Eckenstein
He was versed not less in the arts of the Trivium than in the sciences of the Quadrivium.
A century later the parliamentary commissioners introduced mathematics into the trivium where it replaced grammar.Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
Rhetoric, the second branch of the Trivium, bore that vague relationship to grammar which it bears in modern parlance.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
Word Origin for trivium
1804, from Medieval Latin, "grammar, rhetoric, and logic," first three of the seven liberal arts in the Middle Ages, considered less important than arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. From Latin trivium "place where three roads meet" (see trivial).