brevier

noun

bre·​vier
brəˈvi(ə)r,
-iə
plural -s
: a size of type between minion and bourgeois, approximately 8 point compare point system

Word History

Etymology

probably from Dutch, literally, breviary, from Medieval Latin breviarium; from the use of this size of type in the printing of breviaries in 16th century Holland & Belgium

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“Brevier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brevier. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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