primeval

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Etymology[edit]

From primevous + -al. Further, primevous, from Latin primaevus (in the first or earliest period of life), from primus (first) + aevum (time, age); see prime and age.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: "prīm'ēvəl, IPA(key): /ˈpɹaɪˌmi.vəl/

Adjective[edit]

primeval (comparative more primeval, superlative most primeval)

  1. Belonging to the first ages.
  2. Primary; original.
  3. Primitive.

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