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, neuter nominative singular in -e.

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

Number 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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References[edit]

  • brevis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.