prima

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See also: Prima, primá, príma, primă, and přímá

English[edit]

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prima (not comparable)

  1. most important

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Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primes)

  1. cousin, female equivalent of primu

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primes)

  1. premium (a bonus paid in addition to normal payments)

Adjective[edit]

prima

  1. feminine singular of prim

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈprɪma]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

prima

  1. (informal) nice, great

Usage notes[edit]

This adjective is inflexible and there is no declension.

Interjection[edit]

prima

  1. nice

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Dutch[edit]

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prima (not comparable)

  1. excellent, fine

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

prima

  1. third-person singular past historic of primer

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primas)

  1. female cousin
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primas)

  1. bonus

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

prima

  1. third-person singular present indicative of primar
  2. second-person singular imperative of primar

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

prima (not comparable)

  1. great, super
    Synonyms: toll, klasse, schnieke

Further reading[edit]

  • prima” in Duden online

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (abbreviation)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prima f

  1. feminine singular of primo

Adverb[edit]

prima

  1. before
    Antonym: dopo
    Pensa prima di parlare.Think before you speak.
  2. once, formerly
  3. beforehand, in advance
  4. earlier, sooner

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural prime)

  1. the first
  2. an opening night; a premier
  3. the first year at school

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Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese prima.

Noun[edit]

prima

  1. cousin (daughter of the uncle)

Ladin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prima

  1. feminine singular of prim

Latin[edit]

Numeral[edit]

prīma

  1. nominative feminine singular of prīmus
  2. vocative feminine singular of prīmus
  3. nominative neuter plural of prīmus
  4. accusative neuter plural of prīmus
  5. vocative neuter plural of prīmus

Numeral[edit]

prīmā

  1. ablative feminine singular of prīmus
    prīmā lūceat first light, at daybreak

References[edit]

  • prima in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • prima in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • at daybreak: prima luce
    • from one's entry into civil life: ab ineunte (prima) aetate (De Or. 1. 21. 97)
    • to teach children the rudiments: pueros elementa (prima) docere
    • premises; consequences: prima (superiora); consequentia (Fin. 4. 19. 54)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian prima (before, at first), from Latin prīmus (first), from earlier prīsmos, from Proto-Italic *priisemos (foremost, first), a superlative form of the obsolete preposition *pri/*prei, related to prae (before) (see -issimus for the superlative), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *preh₂- (before, in front).

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prima

  1. Only used in a prima vista (sight-read)

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from Vulgar Latin *prīmavēra. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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prima f (plural primas)

  1. spring (seasons)

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Seasons in Occitan · sasons (layout · text)
prima (spring) estiu (summer) auton (autumn) ivèrn (winter)

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese prima and Spanish prima and Kabuverdianu prima.

Noun[edit]

prima

  1. cousin (daughter of the uncle)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīma, feminine of prīmus (first), from Proto-Indo-European *per-.

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Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primas)

  1. female equivalent of primo: a female cousin
  2. (music) an instrument’s thinnest string
  3. (Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy) the first canonical hour

Adjective[edit]

prima (plural primas, not comparable)

  1. (of birds of prey) female
    Açor-prima.
    Female goshawk.

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prima

  1. definite nominative feminine singular of prim
  2. definite accusative feminine singular of prim
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French primer.

Verb[edit]

a prima (third-person singular present primează, past participle primat1st conj.

  1. to prevail, to take precedent
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin primus.

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primas, masculine primo, masculine plural primos)

  1. female equivalent of primo (female cousin)
Usage notes[edit]

The noun primo is like most Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From primo.

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primas)

  1. bonus
    Synonyms: bonificación, bono, premio
  2. premium (amount to be paid for an insurance policy)
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

prima

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of primar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of primar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of primar.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin prima, from Latin primus (first).

Adjective[edit]

prima (not inflected)

  1. excellent; top quality

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