Definition of Quadriga

1. n. A car or chariot drawn by four horses abreast.



Definition of Quadriga

1. Noun. (historical) A Roman racing chariot drawn by four horses abreast. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) A team of four horses, especially as used in chariot racing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadriga

1. a chariot drawn by four horses [n -GAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadriga

quadricycle
quadricycles
quadridavyne
quadridentate
quadridigitate
quadriennial
quadriennially
quadrifarious
quadrifid
quadrifocal
quadrifoil
quadrifoliate
quadriform
quadrifurcate
quadrifurcated
quadriga (current term)
quadrigae
quadrigal
quadrigamist
quadrigamists
quadrigas
quadrigatus
quadrigeminal
quadrigeminal bodies
quadrigeminal lamina
quadrigeminal plate
quadrigeminal pulse
quadrigeminal rhythm
quadrigeminous
quadrigeminum

Literary usage of Quadriga

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1. The Types of Greek Coins: An Archaeological Essayby Percy Gardner by Percy Gardner (1883)
"Apollo and Artemis in quadriga ; she holds the reins, he shoots arrow ... quadriga crowned by Victory ; l>elow, arms as prizes and inscription AOAA. j[06». ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"4), and on the ipei was Apollo in a quadriga of gilt bronze. The double door «as covered with ivory reliefs of the death of the ..."

3. Can Grande's Castle by Amy Lowell (1918)
"The bronze horses on the Hippodrome, harnessed to the gilded quadriga, step forward slowly. They proceed in a measured cadence. They advance without moving. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(2) "quadriga Spirituale", in Italian, treats in a popular way what the author considere the four principal means of salvation, viz. faith, good works, ..."

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