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abbrevio

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

ab-brĕvĭo: āre, v. freq. a. ab or adbrevio,
I to shorten, abridge, Veg. Mil. 3 prol.; Vulg. Isa. 10, 22; ib. Rom. 9, 28.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

abbrĕvĭō, āre, tr., abréger : Eccl. || affaiblir : Eccl.

Latin > German (Georges)

ab-brevio, āre, I) abkürzen, reduzieren, Spät. – II) übtr., reduzieren = schwächen, Eccl.

Latin > English

abbrevio abbreviare, abbreviavi, abbreviatus V TRANS :: shorten, cut off; abbreviate, abstract; epitomize (Souter); break off; weaken