brevis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbre.wis/, [ˈbrɛ.wɪs]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

brevis (neuter breve); third declension

  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

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, brevīs 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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