abbreviateyoudaoicibaDictgodict[abbreviate 词源字典]
abbreviate: see brief
[abbreviate etymology, abbreviate origin, 英语词源]
abbreviate (v.)youdaoicibaDictgodict
mid-15c., from Latin abbreviatus, past participle of abbreviare "to shorten" (see abbreviation). Also sometimes 15c. abbrevy, from Middle French abrevier (14c.), from Latin abbreviare. Related: Abbreviated; abbreviating.