Thursday, December 31, 2009


breviary \ˈbrē-və-rē\ noun: 1. a book of the prayers, hymns, psalms and readings for the canonical hours, 2. a brief summary

Etymology: Middle English breviarie, from Medieval Latin breviarium, from Latin, summary, from brevis brief, short

A breviary figures in Abbé Faria’s telling of the history of the treasure in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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