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  1. a combining form meaning “short,” used in the formation of compound words: brevirostrate.
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Origin of brevi-

< Latin, combining form of brevis; akin to Greek brachýs
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Historical Examples

  • Nicolucci, Brevi note sui monumenti megalitici di Terra d'Otranto, 1893.

    Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders

    T. Eric Peet

  • (He fumbles again and takes out and hands her two crowns) Permit, brevi manu, my sight is somewhat troubled.


    James Joyce

  • Beornred in regnum Merc tanquam hres legitimus dicto regi Ethelbaldo successit, brevi tamen tempore illud regens.