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brevis e, adj. with comp. and sup.

BREG-.— In space, short: via, V.: brevior via, N.: cursus brevissimus, V.: brevius iter, O.: tam brevis aqua, so narrow a stream, O.: scopulus, small, O.: brevibus Gyaris, Iu. — Of stature, short, small, low: iudex brevior quam testis: (puella) longa brevisque, O. — Of height: ut pleraque Alpium, sicut breviora, ita adrectiora sunt, lower, L.—Of depth, shallow: vada, V.: puteus, Iu.Plur n. as subst, shallow places, shallows, shoals: Eurus In brevia urget, V.—Of the line of a circle: ubi circulus spatio brevissimus ambit, makes the shortest path, O.—Fig., of life: vitae curriculum: vitae brevis cursus: fila vitae breviora, O.Little, small: brevibus implicata viperis, H.: caput, H.: alvus, V.: folia breviora, H.: census, H.: sigillum, O.—As subst n.: scis In breve te cogi, i. e. to be rolled up closely (of a book), H. — Meton., of time, short, brief, little, short-lived: tempus: brevissimum tempus, L.: anni, H.: occasio, T.: omnia brevia tolerabilia esse debent: vitae summa brevis (gen.), H.: littera, a short vowel: syllaba, a short syllable, H.: dactylus, qui est e longā et duabus brevibus: aut omnia breviora aliquanto fuere, aut, etc., occupied a shorter time, L.: flores rosae, short-lived, H.: cena, frugal, H.: ira furor brevis est, H.—Of discourse, short, brief, concise: narratio: Crassi oratio: quam brevia responsu!: cum se breves putent esse, brief: brevis esse laboro, Obscurus fio, H.: breve facere, to be brief: in breve coactae causae, L.: tam in brevi spatio, in so short time, T.: brevi spatio, a little while, S.: spatio brevi, H.: brevi tempore ad nihilum venire, in a little while.

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