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biga

[bee-gah, -guh, bahy-] /ˈbi gɑ, -gə, ˈbaɪ-/
noun, plural bigae
[bee-gee, -jee, -gahy, bahy-] /ˈbi gi, -dʒi, -gaɪ, ˈbaɪ-/ (Show IPA).
Classical Antiquity
1.
a two-wheeled chariot drawn by two horses harnessed abreast.
Compare quadriga, triga.
Origin of biga
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin bīga, bīgae, for *biiuga (bi- bi-1 + iug(um) yoke1 + -a feminine nominative singular ending)
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