See also: breviárium

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From brevis (short) + -arium

NounEdit

breviārium n (genitive breviāriī or breviārī); second declension

  1. A short piece of writing: a brief, a report
  2. A shortened piece of writing, variously:
    1. A summary, abstract, or overview
      Eutropii Breviarium Historiae Romanae
      Eutropius's Summary of Roman History
    2. (literary) A epitome or abridgment
    3. (ecclesiastical) A breviary

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative breviārium breviāria
Genitive breviāriī
breviārī1
breviāriōrum
Dative breviāriō breviāriīs
Accusative breviārium breviāria
Ablative breviāriō breviāriīs
Vocative breviārium breviāria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

ReferencesEdit

  • breviarium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers