bref

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French brief, from Latin brevis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁɛf/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

bref (feminine singular brève, masculine plural brefs, feminine plural brèves)

  1. brief (of short duration)
    Il lui envoya un bref message de quelques lignes seulement.

Adverb[edit]

bref

  1. in short, in brief, briefly
    Je vous ai déjà dit que cela ne se peut, que cela ne doit pas être ; bref, je ne le veux pas.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French brief, and its feminine form brieve, from Latin brevis, form Proto-Italic *breɣʷis, from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus. Doublet of mery.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /breːf/, /ˈbreːv(ə)/

Adjective[edit]

bref

  1. Concise; having a short word-count.
  2. Brief (short, ephemeral or quick)
  3. (rare) Diminutive, little.
  4. (rare) Having a small intellect.

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Noun[edit]

bref (plural brefes)

  1. A message, especially one that gives approval or authorises.
  2. A legal message of instruction; a writ or summons.
  3. A written text or part of one acting as a record.
  4. (rare, music) A breve; a double whole note.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin brevis.

Noun[edit]

bref m (oblique plural bres, nominative singular bres, nominative plural bref)

  1. Alternative form of brief

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bref n

  1. Obsolete spelling of brev