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A gorilla, which is a type of primate, in Duisburg Zoo, Duisburg, Germany

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹaɪmeɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: pri‧mate

Etymology 1Edit

From French primate [1876].

NounEdit

primate (plural primates)

  1. (zoology) A mammal of the order Primates, including simians and prosimians.
    Primates range from lemurs to gorillas.
  2. (informal) A simian anthropoid; an ape, human or monkey.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French primat, from a noun use of Latin primat-, from primus (prime, first rank). Compare English primus, of similar derivation and meaning. [circa 1200]

NounEdit

primate (plural primates)

  1. (ecclesiastical) In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain
  2. (ecclesiastical) In the Orthodox Church, the presiding bishop of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction or region. Usually, the expression primate refers to the first hierarch of an autocephalous or autonomous Orthodox church. Less often, it is used to refer to the ruling bishop of an archdiocese or diocese.
  3. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of an ecclesiastic province.

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French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

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primate m (plural primates)

  1. primate (mammal)

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GalicianEdit

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primate m (plural primates)

  1. primate (animal)

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

primate m (plural primati)

  1. primate (ecclesiastical title)

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primate m (plural primates)

  1. primate (animal)