Undaunted, Jason translated that himself too — which he then abridged.
After that, Hawking became closer with Jane and their two children, and then the abridged memoir was released.
You were doing what you could in a strange, intense, abridged amount of time.
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.