LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *breɣʷis, from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus. Cognates include Ancient Greek βραχύς (brakhús), English merry, Sanskrit मुहु (muhu).

AdjectiveEdit

brevis (neuter breve, comparative brevior, superlative brevissimus, adverb breviter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. (of distance) short, small, little, narrow
  2. (of time) brief, short
  3. (of height or depth) short, low, shallow
  4. (phonology, of a syllable) short
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative brevis breve brevēs brevia
Genitive brevis brevium
Dative brevī brevibus
Accusative brevem breve brevēs
brevīs
brevia
Ablative brevī brevibus
Vocative brevis breve brevēs brevia
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DescendantsEdit
  • Gallo-Italic
    • Ligurian: brêve
  • Italo-Dalmatian
  • Old French: brief
  • Old Occitan: breu
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • West Iberian
    • Old Portuguese: [Term?]
    • Old Spanish: [Term?]

Etymology 2Edit

Short for brevis liber.

NounEdit

brevis m (genitive brevis); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) short catalog, summary
    Synonym: breviārium
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brevis brevēs
Genitive brevis brevium
Dative brevī brevibus
Accusative brevem brevēs
brevīs
Ablative breve brevibus
Vocative brevis brevēs

Etymology 3Edit

Short for brevis syllaba.

NounEdit

brevis f (genitive brevis); third declension

  1. dactyl
    Synonym: dactylus
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brevis brevēs
Genitive brevis brevium
Dative brevī brevibus
Accusative brevem brevēs
brevīs
Ablative breve brevibus
Vocative brevis brevēs

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

brevis ? (genitive brevis); third declension

  1. (orthography, printing) breve
  2. (music) breve (British), whole note (US)
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brevis brevēs
Genitive brevis brevium
Dative brevī brevibus
Accusative brevem brevēs
brevīs
Ablative breve brevibus
Vocative brevis brevēs
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