primordial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning). Confer primordium and -al.

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Adjective[edit]

primordial (not comparable)

  1. first, earliest or original
    • Sir W. Hamilton
      the primordial facts of our intelligent nature
  2. (biology) characteristic of the earliest stage of the development of an organism, or relating to a primordium
    a primordial leaf; a primordial cell
  3. primeval

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

primordial (plural primordials)

  1. A first principle or element.

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primordial m (feminine primordiale, masculine plural primordiaux, feminine plural primordiales)

  1. primordial, primitive, original
  2. vital, essential

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primordial (not comparable)

  1. primordial

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primordial m, f (plural primordiais; comparable)

  1. primordial
  2. primary, main, paramount

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primordial m (feminine primordiales, masculine plural primordials, feminine plural primordialess)

  1. primordial