Quadriga definition

kwŏd-rēgə -rī-
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In ancient Rome and Greece, a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
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A two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
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(historical) A Roman racing chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
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(historical) A team of four horses, especially as used in chariot racing.
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Noun

Singular:
quadriga
Plural:
quadrigae, quadrigas

Origin of quadriga

  • Latin quadrīga sing. of quadrīgae team of four horses contraction of quadriiugae feminine pl. of quadriiugus of a team of four quadri- quadri- iugum yoke jugum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin quādrīgae, literally "four yoked" (quattuor "four" + iugum "yoke").

    From Wiktionary