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primordial

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EtymologyEdit

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

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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

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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

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

primordial (not comparable)

  1. primordial

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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