(Roman mythology) The goddess of crossroads. (Compare Hecate.)
Origin of Trivia
From Latin trivia, plural of trivium (“place where three roads meet"). The term came to be used for any public place, and then for anything commonplace. Furthermore, because the beginners course at university was called trivium, the word came to be used only anything basic, simple and "trivial" (quod vide).
Latin neuter pl. of trivium crossroads, gutter (influenced by trivial) trivium
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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