Definition of brevio
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Orthography ID = 2007128
1.
LNS
breviō, breviāre, breviāvī, breviātus
brevis
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to shorten, abbreviate, abridge
Abbreviations
brevio, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. brevis, to shorten, abbreviate, abridge, βραχύνω brevio, Gloss. Vet. (post-Aug.; cf. Burm. Anth. Lat. 1, p. 76; most freq. in Quint.); Manil. 3, 461; 6, 431: breviare quaedam, Quint. 1, 9, 2: aliquid callide, id. 5, 13, 41 Spald. N. cr.: prolixa (in scribendo), Lact. Epit. 8, 6; Sev. Sulp. Hist. Sacr. 1, 1: breviatae horae, Paul. Nol. Carm. Nat. S. Fel. 24, 9, 13: umerorum raro decens allevatio atque contractio est. Breviatur enim cervix, Quint. 11, 3, 83: non breviatis augustatisque gradibus ascenditur, Sid. Ep. 2, 2.

— Transf.: Syllabam, to pronounce short, Quint. 12, 10, 57.
 
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