quadrigae

quadriga

[kwo-dree-guh, -drahy-]
noun, plural quadrigae [kwo-dree-gahy, -drahy-jee] . Classical Antiquity.
a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses harnessed abreast.
Compare biga, triga.


Origin:
1720–30; < Latin quadrīga, earlier plural quadrīgae, contraction of quadrijugae a team of four; cf. quadri-, yoke

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quadriga (kwɒˈdriːɡə)
 
n , pl -gas, -gae
(in the classical world) a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast
 
[C18: from Latin, from earlier quadrijugae a team of four, from quadri- + jugum yoke]

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