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breve (Adjective) brief, "short"
13th cent. From Latin brevis 'id.' From Proto-Italic *mreχ-u-i- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *mr̥ǵh-u̯- 'id.'
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese breve, Galician breve, Catalan breu, French bref, Italian breve
Germanic
Gothic maurgus "short," Old High German murgi 'id.,' Middle Dutch mergelijc, Old English myrige "pleasing," "brisk" (English merry)
Hellenic
Ancient Greek βρᾰχῠ́ς (brakhús) "short" (see brazo)
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit múhu "suddenly," Avestan mərəzu 'id.'