ABREGGEN | REDUCE

Abstain from strife, and you shall reduce sin.

 

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Ecclesiasticus 28:10
Volume 3, page 177

 

Wycliffe Early Version
Absteyne thee fro strijf, and thou schalt abregge synnes.

 

Wycliffe Later Version
Abstene thee fro strif, and thou shall lassen synnes.

 

Wycliffe forms and reference

abregge, to make short, Ecclesiasticus 28:10;
p.p. abreged, Matthew 24:22;
pr.p. abreggynge, Romans 9:28;
breggid, abreggyng, an abridging, Isaiah 10:22-23; 28:22.

 

Modern form

abridge

Modern senses

to diminish, reduce, shorten, lessen

Etymology

Middle English abregen
from Anglo-French abreger

Comparative Latin

Late Latin abbreviare
from Latin ad- and brevis, short
Please compare brief

 

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