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From brevis (short, small) +‎ -ter.



breviter (comparative brevius, superlative brevissimē)

  1. short (in duration)
  2. briefly, concisely, with few words


Related terms[edit]


  • breviter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • breviter in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • breviter in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to touch briefly on a thing: breviter tangere, attingere aliquid
    • to explain a matter briefly, in a few words (not paucis verbis): breviter, paucis explicare aliquid
    • a short, pointed witticism: breviter et commode dictum
    • to put it briefly: ut breviter dicam
    • in short; to be brief: ut paucis (brevi, breviter) complectar
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)