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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾima/, [ˈpɾi.ma]

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primes)

  1. cousin, female equivalent of primu

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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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 indeclinable.

Interjection[edit]

prima

  1. nice

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Further reading[edit]

  • prima in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • prima in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

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prima (not comparable)

  1. excellent, fine

French[edit]

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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.)

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Adjective[edit]

prima (strong nominative masculine singular primaer, not comparable)

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

Further reading[edit]

  • prima” in Duden online
  • prima” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

See primo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpri.ma/
  • Rhymes: -ima
  • Hyphenation: prì‧ma

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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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: prima

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. inflection of prīmus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 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, once, at first, earlier), feminine singular of primo (first, initial, main), from Latin prīmus (first), from earlier prīsmos, from Proto-Italic *priisemos (foremost, first), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *preh₂- (before, in front).

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Adverb[edit]

prima

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

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from Old Occitan primavera, from Late Latin prīma vēra (early spring). Cf. the unshortened Gascon form primavèra.

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Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primas)

  1. spring (seasons)

See also[edit]

Seasons in Occitan · sasons (layout · text) · category
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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prima

  1. definite nominative/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.

Adjective[edit]

prima f

  1. feminine singular of primo

Noun[edit]

prima f (plural primas)

  1. bonus
    Synonyms: bonificación, bono, premio
  2. premium (amount to be paid for an insurance policy)
  3. (music) the highest-pitched string on a string instrument
    • 1888, Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Ismael:
      Oíase como un ruido de alborozo en la enramada, donde un cantor unía las notas de su voz bronca a las de la prima y la bordona, atrayendo al sitio algunas mozas de trenza y pollera corta, y no pocas comadres de edad madura.
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin prima, from Latin primus (first).

Adjective[edit]

prima (not inflected)

  1. excellent; top quality

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