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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French brief, from Latin brevis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁɛf/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

bref (feminine singular brève, masculine plural brefs, feminine plural brèves)

  1. brief (of short duration)
    Il lui envoya un bref message de quelques lignes seulement.

AdverbEdit

bref

  1. in short, in brief, briefly
    Je vous ai déjà dit que cela ne se peut, que cela ne doit pas être ; bref, je ne le veux pas.

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French brief, and its feminine form brieve, from Latin brevis, form Proto-Italic *breɣʷis, from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus. Doublet of mery.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /breːf/, /ˈbreːv(ə)/

AdjectiveEdit

bref

  1. Concise; having a short word-count.
  2. Brief (short, ephemeral or quick)
  3. (rare) Diminutive, little.
  4. (rare) Having a small intellect.

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DescendantsEdit

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NounEdit

bref (plural brefes)

  1. A message, especially one that gives approval or authorises.
  2. A legal message of instruction; a writ or summons.
  3. A written text or part of one acting as a record.
  4. (rare, music) A breve; a double whole note.

DescendantsEdit

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin brevis.

NounEdit

bref m (oblique plural bres, nominative singular bres, nominative plural bref)

  1. Alternative form of brief

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

bref n

  1. Obsolete spelling of brev