primero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish primera, from primero (first), from Latin prīmārius. See premier.

Noun[edit]

primero (uncountable)

  1. An old card game resembling poker.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for primero in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Ladino[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primero ? (Latin spelling)

  1. first
    • 2019, Silvyo OVADYA, “Hanukah Alegre”, in Şalom Gazetesi[1]:
      Alhad la noche vamos a asender la primera kandela de muestras Hanukiyas.
      Sunday night we're going to light the first candle on our Hanukiyas.

Spanish[edit]

Spanish numbers (edit)
10
[a], [b] ←  0 1 2  → 
    Cardinal: uno
    Ordinal: primero
    Multiplier: simple

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (adjective, first): (abbreviation) 1.º m, 1.ª f

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmārius. Doublet of primario.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɾiˈmeɾo/
  • Hyphenation: pri‧me‧ro

Noun[edit]

primero m (plural primeros)

  1. former (in contrast to the latter), first, first one
  2. one of the five bids in the card game of Primero, consisting of a combination of four cards in the hand

Antonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

primero (feminine singular primera, masculine plural primeros, feminine plural primeras)

  1. first
  2. top (head)
    Mi sobrino se gradúo el primero de su clase.My nephew graduated at the top of his class.
  3. chief, fundamental
  4. prime, initial, front
    Sería un lugar primero para el establecimiento humano.It would be a prime place for human settlement.
    Mira la primera plana.Check out the front page.

Usage notes[edit]

Most Spanish adjectives appear after the modified noun when used attributively. Forms of primero, however, can appear before the modified noun.

When used before a modified masculine singular noun, the apocopate form primer is used instead of primero:

Es el primer hijo.[He] is the first son.
Es el hijo primero.[He] is the first son.

This adjective is often used substantively, with the modified noun implied but omitted.

¿Cuál hijo es? Es el primero.
Which son is [he]? [He] is the first [son].

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

primero

  1. first, first of all, firstly

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