- abridge[abridge 词源字典]
- abridge: see brief
[abridge etymology, abridge origin, 英语词源]
- abridge (v.)
- c. 1300, abreggen, "to make shorter, to condense," from Old French abregier "abridge, diminish, shorten," from Late Latin abbreviare "make short" (see abbreviate). The sound development from Latin -vi- to French -dg- is paralleled in assuage (from assuavidare) and deluge (from diluvium). Related: Abridged; abridging.