brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio—When labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
Rhetorica brevis, and was printed at Oxford in 1616 by Joseph Barnes.
The two common pyogenetic organisms, Staphylococcus albus and brevis, show no virulence.
But "brevis esse laboro;" we were alone, and I resolved to propose.
Quam gratiam voluit Sanctitas Sua perpetuo suffragari absque ulla brevis expeditione.
Now that the storm of passion was over, the fury spent, the brevis insania passed away, calmer reflection would intrude.
brevis voluptas mox doloris est parens—Short-lived 35 pleasure is the parent of pain.
De Bry, in the remarkable plates of his "brevis Narratio," furnishes two instances of such use.
Brevipes is from brevis, short; pes, foot; so called because of its short stem.
Rufa, crassa, brevis; antennis late pectinatis; alis anticis linea exteriore arcuata nivea, spatio contiguo exteriore obscuriore.
mid-15c., musical notation indicating two whole notes, from Latin breve (adj.) "short" in space or time (see brief (adj.)). The grammatical curved line placed over a vowel to indicate "shortness" (1540s) is from the same source.