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βραχύς

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus (short, brief). Cognates include Sanskrit मुहुर् (múhur), मुहु (múhu), Avestan 𐬩𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬎𐬸𐬘𐬍𐬙𐬌 (mǝrǝzu.jīti, short-lived), Latin brevis and Old English miriġe (English merry).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

βρᾰχῠ́ς (brakhúsm, βρᾰχεῖᾰ f, βρᾰχῠ́ n; first/third declension

  1. (of time) short, brief
  2. (of distance, height) short, small, little
  3. few
  4. (of importance) humble, insignificant
  5. (grammar, of vowels) short

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