brevis

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *breɣʷis, from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus. Cognates include Ancient Greek βραχύς (brakhús).

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brevis m, f (neuter breve); third declension

  1. (of distance) small, little, narrow
  2. (of height or depth) short, low, shallow
  3. (of time) brief, short
  4. (phonology, of a syllable) short

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative brevis breve brevēs brevia
genitive brevis brevis brevium brevium
dative brevī brevī brevibus brevibus
accusative brevem breve brevēs brevia
ablative brevī brevī brevibus brevibus
vocative brevis breve brevēs brevia

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References[edit]

  • brevis in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879