Borrowed from Latin prīmipara (“pregnant for the first time; having given birth to only one offspring; primiparous”), from prīmus (“first”) + parere (from pariō (“to bear, give birth to; to beget, produce”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to carry forth”)). The word is cognate with French primipare.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌpɹaɪˈmɪpəɹə/, /ˌpɹaɪˈmɪpɹə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈmɪpəɹə/
- Hyphenation: pri‧mi‧pa‧ra
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- (obstetrics, veterinary medicine) A woman or female animal during or after her first pregnancy. [from mid 19th c.]
- (obstetrics, veterinary medicine, specifically) A woman or female animal that has carried a first pregnancy to a viable gestational age.
primipara f (plural primipare)