primordial

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

primordial (not comparable)

  1. first, earliest or original
    • Sir W. Hamilton
      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

Derived termsEdit

  • primordial black hole
  • primordial cell
  • primordial element
  • primordial fluctuations
  • primordial soup

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

primordial (plural primordials)

  1. A first principle or element.

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. primordial, primitive, original
  2. vital, essential

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

primordial (not comparable)

  1. primordial

DeclensionEdit


PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

primordial m, f (plural primordiais; comparable)

  1. primordial
  2. primary, main, paramount

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

primordial m (feminine primordiales, masculine plural primordials, feminine plural primordialess)

  1. primordial
Last modified on 20 April 2014, at 17:45