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From prīmus (first).



prīmōris (neuter prīmōre); third declension

  1. first, foremost, closest to the front
  2. earliest
  3. chief, principal

Usage notes[edit]

The nominative singular forms are unattested in Classical Latin.


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative prīmōris prīmōre prīmōrēs prīmōria
genitive prīmōris prīmōrium
dative prīmōrī prīmōribus
accusative prīmōrem prīmōre prīmōrēs prīmōria
ablative prīmōrī prīmōribus
vocative prīmōris prīmōre prīmōrēs prīmōria

Derived terms[edit]


  • primoris in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • primoris in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • primoris in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have a superficial knowledge, a smattering of literature, of the sciences: primis (ut dicitur) or primoribus labris gustare or attingere litteras
    • the aristocracy (as a leading class in government): principes or primores