primo

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Primo, primó, and přímo

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian primo (first).

Noun[edit]

primo (plural primos)

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

Antonyms[edit]

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.

Anagrams[edit]


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

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


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)

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


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
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin prīmus.

Adjective[edit]

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

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

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos)

  1. (mathematics) prime number
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

primo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of primar

Italian[edit]

Italian ordinal numbers
 <  0th 1st 2nd  > 
    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

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primi) (feminine: prima)

  1. first, first one
  2. initial one
  3. main one, principal one
  4. former (first of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun)

primo m (plural primi)

  1. first course (of a meal), starter

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From prīmus (first) +‎ .

Adverb[edit]

prīmō (not comparable)

  1. first, at first, firstly
Alternative forms[edit]

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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], 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)

  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)

  1. prime (number)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin (cōnsōbrīnus) prīmus.

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos, feminine prima)

  1. cousin (of male or unspecified gender)
Usage notes[edit]

The noun primo is like several other 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
  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

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos)

  1. (mathematics) prime number
Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

primo m (plural primos)

  1. (colloquial) sucker, gullible person
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

primo

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