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short, Lat. brevis:
1.of Space and Time, Hdt., attic; ἐν βραχεῖ (ionic βραχέϊ) in a short time, briefly, Hdt., etc.; διὰ βραχέος Thuc.:—adv. βραχέως, scantily, seldom, id=Hdt.
2.of Size, short, small, little, Pind., Soph.; βρ. τεῖχος a low wall, Thuc.; κατὰ βραχύ little by little, id=Thuc.
3.of Quantity, few, διὰ βραχέων in few words, Plat.; διὰ βραχυτάτων Dem.:—adv., βραχέως, briefly, in few words, Xen.
4.of quality, humble, insignificant, Soph.:—of things, small, petty, trifling, id=Xen., etc.:—neut. as adv., βραχὺ φροντίζειν τινός to think lightly of, Dem.

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