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trĭvĭum , i, n. ter-via.
I. Lit., a place where three roads meet, a fork in the roads, cross-road: “ut ventum est in trivium,Cic. Div. 1, 54, 123.—
II. Transf., in gen., a public square, the public street, highway; plur.: “in triviis aut in compitis,Cic. Agr. 1, 3, 7: “nocturnisque Hecate triviis ululata per urbes,Verg. A. 4, 609; Lucr. 4, 1203: “occurram in triviis,Hor. S. 1, 9, 59; id. Ep. 1, 16, 64; 1, 17, 58; id. A. P. 245.— Sing.: “pueros in trivio docere,Just. 21, 5; Tib. 1, 1, 12 (22).—Prov.: “arripere maledictum ex trivio,” i. e. out of the street, from the mob, Cic. Mur. 6, 13.
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