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  • IPA(key): /abˈbrɛ.vjo/
  • Rhymes: -ɛvjo
  • Hyphenation: ab‧brè‧vio



  1. first-person singular present indicative of abbreviare


Alternative forms[edit]


Frequentative from ad- +‎ breviō (shorten, abbreviate) (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?).



abbreviō (present infinitive abbreviāre, perfect active abbreviāvī, supine abbreviātum); first conjugation

  1. (Ecclesiastical Latin) I shorten, abbreviate, abridge.
    • c. 360 CE – 400 CE, Vegetius, De Re Militari 3:
      quae per diversos auctores librosque dispersa imperator invicte mediocritatem meam abbreviare iussisti ne vel fastidium nasceretur ex plurimis vel plenitudo fidei deesset in parvis
      These are the maxims and instructions dispersed through the works of different authors, which Your Majesty has ordered me to abridge, since the perusal of the whole would be too tedious, and the authority of only a part unsatisfactory
  2. (Ecclesiastical Latin) I break off.
  3. (Ecclesiastical Latin) I weaken.
  4. (Late Latin) I epitomize.


   Conjugation of abbreviō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abbreviō abbreviās abbreviat abbreviāmus abbreviātis abbreviant
imperfect abbreviābam abbreviābās abbreviābat abbreviābāmus abbreviābātis abbreviābant
future abbreviābō abbreviābis abbreviābit abbreviābimus abbreviābitis abbreviābunt
perfect abbreviāvī abbreviāvistī abbreviāvit abbreviāvimus abbreviāvistis abbreviāvērunt,
pluperfect abbreviāveram abbreviāverās abbreviāverat abbreviāverāmus abbreviāverātis abbreviāverant
future perfect abbreviāverō abbreviāveris abbreviāverit abbreviāverimus abbreviāveritis abbreviāverint
passive present abbrevior abbreviāris,
abbreviātur abbreviāmur abbreviāminī abbreviantur
imperfect abbreviābar abbreviābāris,
abbreviābātur abbreviābāmur abbreviābāminī abbreviābantur
future abbreviābor abbreviāberis,
abbreviābitur abbreviābimur abbreviābiminī abbreviābuntur
perfect abbreviātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect abbreviātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect abbreviātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abbreviem abbreviēs abbreviet abbreviēmus abbreviētis abbrevient
imperfect abbreviārem abbreviārēs abbreviāret abbreviārēmus abbreviārētis abbreviārent
perfect abbreviāverim abbreviāverīs abbreviāverit abbreviāverīmus abbreviāverītis abbreviāverint
pluperfect abbreviāvissem abbreviāvissēs abbreviāvisset abbreviāvissēmus abbreviāvissētis abbreviāvissent
passive present abbrevier abbreviēris,
abbreviētur abbreviēmur abbreviēminī abbrevientur
imperfect abbreviārer abbreviārēris,
abbreviārētur abbreviārēmur abbreviārēminī abbreviārentur
perfect abbreviātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect abbreviātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abbreviā abbreviāte
future abbreviātō abbreviātō abbreviātōte abbreviantō
passive present abbreviāre abbreviāminī
future abbreviātor abbreviātor abbreviantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives abbreviāre abbreviāvisse abbreviātūrum esse abbreviārī abbreviātum esse abbreviātum īrī
participles abbreviāns abbreviātūrus abbreviātus abbreviandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
abbreviandī abbreviandō abbreviandum abbreviandō abbreviātum abbreviātū

Derived terms[edit]



  • abbrevio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abbrevio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette