primate

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English[edit]

A gorilla, which is a type of primate, in Duisburg Zoo, Duisburg, Germany

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpraɪmeɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: pri‧mate

Etymology 1[edit]

From French primate. [1876]

Noun[edit]

primate ‎(plural primates)

  1. (zoology) A mammal of the order Primates, including simians and prosimians.
    Primates range from lemurs to gorillas.
  2. (informal) A simian anthropoid; an ape, human or monkey.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French primat, from a noun use of Latin primat-, from primus ‎(prime, first rank). Compare English primus, of similar derivation and meaning. [circa 1200]

Noun[edit]

primate ‎(plural primates)

  1. (ecclesiastical) In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain archbishops, or the highest-ranking bishop of a present or historical, usually political circumscription.
  2. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of an ecclesiastic province.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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primate m ‎(plural primates)

  1. primate (mammal)

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

primate m ‎(plural primates)

  1. primate (animal)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

primate m ‎(plural primati)

  1. primate (ecclesiastical title)

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Spanish[edit]

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primate m ‎(plural primates)

  1. primate (animal)