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From prīmus (first) +‎ -ārius.



prīmārius (feminine prīmāria, neuter prīmārium); first/second declension

  1. One of the first, or first rank, chief, principal, excellent, remarkable.[1] It was used as the title of a position in universities.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative prīmārius prīmāria prīmārium prīmāriī prīmāriae prīmāria
genitive prīmāriī prīmāriae prīmāriī prīmāriōrum prīmāriārum prīmāriōrum
dative prīmāriō prīmāriō prīmāriīs
accusative prīmārium prīmāriam prīmārium prīmāriōs prīmāriās prīmāria
ablative prīmāriō prīmāriā prīmāriō prīmāriīs
vocative prīmārie prīmāria prīmārium prīmāriī prīmāriae prīmāria


  • (one of the first, principal): prīmās

Related terms[edit]



  • primarius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • primarius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • primarius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • primarius in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  1. ^ Charlton T. Lewis, Ph.D. and. Charles Short, LL.D., A Latin Dictionary, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1879. ISBN 0-19-864201-6.