In ancient Rome and Greece, a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
A two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
Other Word Forms
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").