Definition of trivium
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1.
LNS
trivium, triviī
tervia
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a place where three roads meet, a fork in the roads, cross-road
  2. a public square, the public street, highway
  3. plur
Abbreviations
trivium, i, n. ter-via. Lit., a place where three roads meet, a fork in the roads, cross-road: ut ventum est in trivium, Cic. Div. 1, 54, 123.

— Transf., in gen., a public square, the public street, highway; plur.: in triviis aut in compitis, Cic. Agr. 1, 3, 7: nocturnisque Hecate triviis ululata per urbes, Verg. A. 4, 609; Lucr. 4, 1203: occurram in triviis, Hor. S. 1, 9, 59; id. Ep. 1, 16, 64; 1, 17, 58; id. A. P. 245.

— Sing.: pueros in trivio docere, Just. 21, 5; Tib. 1, 1, 12 (22).

—Prov.: arripere maledictum ex trivio, i. e. out of the street, from the mob, Cic. Mur. 6, 13.
 
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