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EtymologyEdit

From Latin breviārium (summary) (compare abbreviation), ultimately from brevis (short).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɹɛv.ɪ.əɹ.i/, /ˈbɹiː.vɪ.əɹ.i/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɹɛv.i.ɛɹ.i/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈbɹiː.və.ɹi/
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NounEdit

breviary (plural breviaries)

  1. A book containing prayers, hymns, and so on for everyday use at the canonical hours.
  2. (obsolete) A brief statement or summary.

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