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quadrivial

[kwo-driv-ee-uh l] /kwɒˈdrɪv i əl/
adjective
1.
having four ways or roads meeting in a point.
2.
(of ways or roads) leading in four directions.
3.
of or relating to the quadrivium.
Origin of quadrivial
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin quadriviālis, equivalent to Late Latin quadrivi(um) quadrivium + -ālis -al1
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  • It is the body of which roads are the arms and legs—a trivial or quadrivial place, the thoroughfare and ordinary of travelers.

    Walking Henry David Thoreau
  • It is the body of which roads are the arms and legs,—a trivial or quadrivial place, the thoroughfare and ordinary of travelers.

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
British Dictionary definitions for quadrivial

quadrivial

/kwɒˈdrɪvɪəl/
adjective
1.
having or consisting of four roads meeting at a point
2.
(of roads or ways) going in four directions
3.
of or relating to the quadrivium
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