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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbre.wis/, [ˈbrɛ.wɪs]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

brevis (neuter breve); third declension

  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.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative brevis breve brevēs brevia
Genitive brevis brevis brevium brevium
Dative brevī brevī brevibus brevibus
Accusative brevem breve brevēs, brevīs brevia
Ablative brevī brevī brevibus brevibus
Vocative brevis breve brevēs brevia

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NounEdit

brevis ? (genitive brevis); third declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Third declension i-stem.

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

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