Quadrivial
Quadrivial Quad*riv"i*al, a. [L. quadrivium a place where four ways meet; quattuor four + via way.] Having four ways meeting in a point. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quadrivial — Quad*riv i*al, n. One of the four liberal arts making up the quadrivium. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadrivial — [kwä driv′ē əl] adj. [ML quadrivialis < L quadrivium, meeting of four roads < quadri (see QUADRI ) + via, road (see VIA)] 1. having or being four roads meeting in a point 2. of the quadrivium …   English World dictionary

  • quadrivial — adjective Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to the quadrivium 2. having four ways or roads meeting in a point …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quadrivial — /kwo driv ee euhl/, adj. 1. having four ways or roads meeting in a point. 2. (of ways or roads) leading in four directions. 3. of or pertaining to the quadrivium. [1375 1425; late ME < ML quadrivialis, equiv. to LL quadrivi(um) QUADRIVIUM + alis… …   Universalium

  • quadrivial — qua·driv·i·al …   English syllables

  • quadrivial — quad•riv•i•al [[t]kwɒˈdrɪv i əl[/t]] adj. 1) having four ways or roads meeting in a point 2) of or pertaining to the quadrivium …   From formal English to slang

  • quadrivial — /kwɒˈdrɪviəl/ (say kwo driveeuhl) adjective 1. having four ways or roads meeting in a point. 2. (of ways or roads) leading in four directions. {Middle English, from Medieval Latin quadriviālis, from Latin quadrivium. See quadrivium} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quadrivial —   a. leading in four directions; pertaining to meeting of four ways …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • quadrivial — kwäˈdrivēəl adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin quadrivialis, from Late Latin quadrivium + Latin alis al 1. : of or belonging to the quadrivium 2. : having four ways or roads meeting in a point; also : leading in four directions …   Useful english dictionary

  • Constrained writing — is a literary technique in which the writer is bound by some condition that forbids certain things or imposes a pattern. Constraints are very common in poetry, which often requires the writer to use a particular verse form. The most common… …   Wikipedia

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