brevis

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

brevis (neuter breve, comparative brevior, superlative brevissimus, adverb breviter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. (of distance) short, small, little, narrow
  2. (of time) brief, short
  3. (of height or depth) short, low, shallow
  4. (phonology, of a syllable) short
Declension[edit]

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

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
brevīs
brevia
Ablative brevī brevibus
Vocative brevis breve brevēs brevia
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for brevis liber.

Noun[edit]

brevis m (genitive brevis); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) short catalog, summary
    Synonym: breviārium
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brevis brevēs
Genitive brevis brevium
Dative brevī brevibus
Accusative brevem brevēs
brevīs
Ablative breve brevibus
Vocative brevis brevēs

Etymology 3[edit]

Short for brevis syllaba.

Noun[edit]

brevis f (genitive brevis); third declension

  1. dactyl
    Synonym: dactylus
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brevis brevēs
Genitive brevis brevium
Dative brevī brevibus
Accusative brevem brevēs
brevīs
Ablative breve brevibus
Vocative brevis brevēs

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

brevis ? (genitive brevis); third declension

  1. (orthography, printing) breve
  2. (music) breve (British), whole note (US)
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brevis brevēs
Genitive brevis brevium
Dative brevī brevibus
Accusative brevem brevēs
brevīs
Ablative breve brevibus
Vocative brevis brevēs
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