prim

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See also: prím, Prìm, and prím-

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old French prim, prin, from Latin primus (first).

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prim (comparative primmer, superlative primmest)

  1. prudish, straight-laced
  2. formal; precise; affectedly neat or nice
    prim regularity; a prim person
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
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Often used in the collocationprim and proper”.

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prim (third-person singular simple present prims, present participle primming, simple past and past participle primmed)

  1. (dated) To make affectedly precise or proper.
  2. (dated) To dress or act smartly.

Etymology 2[edit]

See privet.

Noun[edit]

prim

  1. (plants) privet

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmus[1], from earlier prīsmos from *prīsemos from Proto-Italic *priisemos.

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prim m (feminine prima, masculine plural prims, feminine plural primes)

  1. thin, skinny

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmus.

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prim m (feminine singular prima, masculine plural primi, feminine plural primes)

  1. first

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīma (first; first hour)

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prīm ?

  1. (historical) Prime, the first hour or tide (3-hour period) after dawn.
  2. (Christianity) Prime, the divine office appointed for the hour in the liturgy.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmus, from earlier prīsmos < *prīsemos < Proto-Italic *priisemos.

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prim m, n (feminine singular primă, masculine plural primi, feminine and neuter plural prime)

  1. prime, first

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prim (plural prims)

  1. beginning

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