primo

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See also: Primo, primó, and přímo

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian primo (first). Doublet of prime.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

primo (plural primos)

  1. (music) The principal part of a duet.

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Adjective[edit]

primo (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Best; first-class.
    • 2010, Marie Kanger-Born, Confessions of a Chicago Punk Bystander (page 16)
      We strung Christmas lights around the ceiling to frame it. The final touches of coolness were my two spinning disco lights in the front room. That apartment was like my canvas and it was a primo party spot.
    • 2014 January 30, Seth Kugel, “Wintertime Bargains in Budapest”, in The New York Times[1]:
      I had to contort a bit to see during Act I, but the theater was not full — opera tickets, even at such prices, are a luxury for many Hungarians — so during the first intermission I moved to a primo orchestra seat, with not just the knowledge but the assistance of an usher.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish primo, from Latin (consobrinus) primus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pri‧mo

Noun[edit]

primo

  1. (dated) male first cousin; male full cousin

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Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia eo

Noun[edit]

primo (accusative singular primon, plural primoj, accusative plural primojn)

  1. (mathematics) prime number

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

primo

  1. first (before anything else)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese primo, from Latin (cōnsōbrīnus) prīmus.

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos, feminine prima, feminine plural primas)

  1. male cousin
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin prīmus.

Adjective[edit]

primo m (feminine singular prima, masculine plural primos, feminine plural primas)

  1. first
  2. (mathematics) prime
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Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos)

  1. (mathematics) prime number
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Verb[edit]

primo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of primar

Italian[edit]

Italian ordinal numbers
 <  0º 2º  > 
    Cardinal : uno
    Ordinal : primo

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (abbreviation, in general) m, f
  • (abbreviation, in names of monarchs and popes) I

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmus, from earlier prīsmos < *prīsemos < Proto-Italic *priisemos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpri.mo/, [ˈpr̺iː.mo]
  • Hyphenation: prì‧mo
  • Rhymes: -imo

Adjective[edit]

primo (feminine singular prima, masculine plural primi, feminine plural prime)

  1. first
  2. initial
  3. main, principal
  4. (mathematics) prime
    numero primoprime number

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primi, feminine prima)

  1. first, first one
  2. former (first of aforementioned two items)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: primo

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primi)

  1. (cooking) Clipping of primo piatto; first course, starter
    Coordinate term: secondo

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From prīmus (first) +‎ .

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

prīmō (not comparable)

  1. first, firstly, first of all, first up, at first, before all else

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of prīmus (first).

Adjective[edit]

prīmō

  1. dative masculine singular of prīmus
  2. dative neuter singular of prīmus
  3. ablative masculine singular of prīmus
  4. ablative neuter singular of prīmus

References[edit]

  • primo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • primo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • primo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) at the first opportunity: primo quoque tempore
    • (ambiguous) at the beginning of spring: ineunte, primo vere

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese primo, from Latin (cōnsōbrīnus) prīmus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos, feminine prima, feminine plural primas)

  1. male cousin (son of a person’s uncle or aunt)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin prīmus, from earlier prīsmos < *prīsemos < Proto-Italic *priisemos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos, feminine prima, feminine plural primas)

  1. prime (number)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin (cōnsōbrīnus) prīmus.

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos, feminine prima, feminine plural primas)

  1. cousin (of male or unspecified gender)
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.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin prīmus, from earlier prīsmos < *prīsemos < Proto-Italic *priisemos.

Adjective[edit]

primo (feminine singular prima, masculine plural primos, feminine plural primas)

  1. first
    Synonym: primero
  2. (mathematics) prime
    • 2002, Martin Gardner (translation by Luis Bou García), Huevos, nudos y otras mistificaciones matemáticas, page 207:
      Todos ellos son impares, excepto el 2, que es reputado como «el más primo» de todos los primos
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos)

  1. (mathematics) prime number
    Synonym: número primo

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos)

  1. (colloquial) sucker, gullible person
    Synonym: pardillo
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Verb[edit]

primo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of primar.