quadrivium

Definitions


[kwɒˈdrɪvɪəm], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a medieval university course involving the ‘mathematical arts’ of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music.


Phrases:

Origin:
Latin, literally ‘the place where four roads meet’ (in late Latin ‘the four branches of mathematics’), from quadri- ‘four’ + via ‘road’




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