triv·i·um | \ˈtri-vē-əm \

Definition of trivium 

: a group of studies consisting of grammar, rhetoric, and logic and forming the lower division of the seven liberal arts in medieval universities — compare quadrivium

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Plus, Dana holds the mailbag as Chris is challenged with some Golden State trivia. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Dems doing what it takes to win," 7 June 2018 But those pieces of personal trivia are likely to go deeper than knowing each other’s favorite Star Wars film. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Netflix’s Kiss Me First has an unusually personal take on gamer culture," 29 June 2018 And there will be Willoughby Brewing trivia all week. Marc Bona,, "Willoughby Brewing Co. marks 20 years with specials and a lot of history," 19 Feb. 2018 There will be trivia, games, crafts, refreshments and a special appearance by the Northern Darkness Garrison of the 501st Legion. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 13 June 2018 Here’s where to go on Wednesday: The Brass Tap — Mills Park hosts trivia at 7:30 p.m.on Wednesdays at 1632 Mills Ave N. in Orlando. Lauren Delgado,, "American Craft Beer Week: Test your knowledge with trivia," 16 May 2018 Activities: There's lots of ways to get involved and interactive at the convention, including competitions, scavenger hunts, trivia, costume contests, dance battles and games. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Phoenix Comic Fest guide: Here's how to navigate the event like a superhero," 16 May 2018 Baseball + beer: A year ago, Spiesman - a big Cleveland Indians fan - held a casual baseball and beer event, with local historian Scott Longert and Indians trivia. Marc Bona,, "Winter Warmer Fest packs in beer-loving crowd, many brewers," 4 Mar. 2018 Photos and trivia about the 1964 Alaska earthquake adorn the walls in hallways that were almost completely devoid of people Wednesday morning. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage’s version of Pike Place Market? That’s one idea for this spot downtown," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of trivium

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trivium

Medieval Latin, from Latin, meeting of three ways, crossroads

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The first known use of trivium was in 1647

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