prémices

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from ecclesiastical Latin primitiae, with change of first vowel after praemissa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prémices f pl (plural only)

  1. (literary) first fruits, primitiae
  2. (literary) signs, auguries
    Vous avez eu les prémices de son coeur.
    You were the first to win over her heart.
  3. (figuratively) beginning, start

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