βραχύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus (short, brief). Cognates include Sanskrit मुहुर् (múhur), मुहु (múhu), Avestan 𐬩𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬎𐬸𐬘𐬍𐬙𐬌 (mǝrǝzu.jīti, short-lived), Latin brevis and Old English miriġe (English merry).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bra.kʰýs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /braˈkʰys/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /βraˈxys/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /vraˈçys/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /vraˈçis/
  • Adjective[edit]

    βρᾰχῠ́ς (brakhúsm (feminine βρᾰχεῖᾰ, neuter βρᾰχῠ́); first/third declension

    1. (of time) short, brief
    2. (of distance, height) short, small, little
    3. few
    4. (of importance) humble, insignificant
    5. (grammar, of vowels) short

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