abbrevio

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abbrevio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of abbreviare

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Etymology[edit]

Frequentative from ad + breviō (shorten, abbreviate), from brevis (short).

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present active abbreviō, present infinitive abbreviāre, perfect active abbreviāvī, supine abbreviātum

  1. 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. (Late Latin) I epitomize.
  3. I break off.
  4. I weaken.

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