- a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “short,” used in the formation of compound words: brachycerous.
Origin of brachy-
< Greek, combining form of brachýs
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- indicating something shortbrachycephalic
from Greek brakhus short
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Word Origin and History for brachy-
word-forming element meaning "short," from Latinized comb. form of Greek brakhys "short" (see brief (adj.)).
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