Breviary Definition

brēvē-ĕrē, brĕvē-
breviaries
noun
A book containing the Psalms, readings, prayers, etc. of the Divine Office.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Breviary

Noun

Singular:
breviary
Plural:
breviaries

Origin of Breviary

  • Middle English breviarie from Old French breviaire from Medieval Latin breviārium from Latin summary from brevis short brief

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin breviārium (“summary”) (compare abbreviation), ultimately from brevis (“short”).

    From Wiktionary

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