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brevier

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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Old French or Norman *brevier, from Latin breviārium (breviary), presumably from its use in printing them. Most brevaries were not, however, printed with such small type, leading some to conjecture that it instead derived from cognates of brief and has a meaning similar to French petit and German Petit.[1]

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brevier (uncountable)

  1. (typography, printing, dated) The size of type between minion and bourgeois, standardized as 8-point.

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "brevier, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1888.

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NounEdit

brevier n (plural brevieren, diminutive breviertje n)

  1. breviary

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VerbEdit

brevier

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of breviō