primy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Shakespearan coinage

Adjective[edit]

primy

  1. (obsolete) in its prime
    • Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Act I, Scene 3, lines 5-10
      For Hamlet and the trifling of his favor, / Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood, / A violet in the youth of primy nature, / Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting, / The perfume and suppliance of a minute. / No more.