trivium

noun
triv·​i·​um | \ ˈtri-vē-əm How to pronounce trivium (audio) \

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

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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“Trivium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trivium. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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