Meaning of quadrivial in English:

quadrivial

adjective

  • Of or relating to the quadrivium.

Pronunciation

quadrivial

/kwɒˈdrɪvɪəl/ /kwəˈdrɪvɪəl/

noun

historical
  • In plural. The four sciences constituting the quadrivium.

Pronunciation

quadrivial

/kwɒˈdrɪvɪəl/ /kwəˈdrɪvɪəl/

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Palladius' De re Rustica. From classical Latin quadriviālis of or belonging to a crossroads, in post-classical Latin also relating to the quadrivium from quadrivium + -ālis.