brevis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

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.

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

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Noun[edit]

brevis ? ‎(genitive brevis); third declension

  1. (orthography, printing) breve
  2. (music) breve (British), whole note (US)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative brevis brevēs
genitive brevis brevium
dative brevī brevibus
accusative brevem brevēs
ablative breve brevibus
vocative brevis brevēs

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