primordial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning). Confer primordium and -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈmɔː.di.əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈmɔɹ.di.əl/
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Adjective[edit]

primordial (not comparable)

  1. first, earliest or original
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir W. Hamilton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the primordial facts of our intelligent nature
  2. (biology) characteristic of the earliest stage of the development of an organism, or relating to a primordium
    a primordial leaf; a primordial cell
  3. primeval

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Noun[edit]

primordial (plural primordials)

  1. A first principle or element.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning).

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primordial (feminine singular primordiale, masculine plural primordiaux, feminine plural primordiales)

  1. primordial, primitive, original
  2. vital, essential, paramount, of paramount importance

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German[edit]

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primordial (not comparable)

  1. primordial

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning).

Adjective[edit]

primordial m or f (plural primordiais, comparable)

  1. primordial (first, earliest or original)
  2. primary, main, paramount
    • 1982, Bernardo Soares, Livro do Desassossego, Vol.II
      Em mim o que há de primordial é o hábito e o jeito de sonhar.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning).

Adjective[edit]

primordial (plural primordiales)

  1. primordial