trivia

[triv-ee-uh]
plural noun
matters or things that are very unimportant, inconsequential, or nonessential; trifles; trivialities.

Origin:
1900–05; pseudo-Latin trivia (neuter plural), taken as the base of trivial

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Trivia

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

Origin:
< 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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trivia (ˈtrɪvɪə)
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) petty details or considerations; trifles; trivialities
 
[from New Latin, plural of Latin trivium junction of three roads; for meaning, see trivial]

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trivia
"trivialities, things of little consequence," 1902, popularized as title of a book by L.P. Smith, from L. trivia, pl. of trivium "place where three roads meet" (see trivial).
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Trivia macadamia nuts are often fed to hyacinth macaws in captivity.
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