See also: Primo, primó, and přímo

English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian primo (first). Doublet of prime.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹiː.moʊ/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Rhymes: -iːmoʊ

Noun

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primo (plural primos)

  1. (music) The principal part of a duet.

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primo (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Best; first-class.
    • 2010, Marie Kanger-Born, Confessions of a Chicago Punk Bystander, page 16:
      We strung Christmas lights around the ceiling to frame it. The final touches of coolness were my two spinning disco lights in the front room. That apartment was like my canvas and it was a primo party spot.
    • 2014 January 30, Seth Kugel, “Wintertime Bargains in Budapest”, in The New York Times[1]:
      I had to contort a bit to see during Act I, but the theater was not full — opera tickets, even at such prices, are a luxury for many Hungarians — so during the first intermission I moved to a primo orchestra seat, with not just the knowledge but the assistance of an usher.
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Cebuano

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish primo, from Latin (consobrinus) primus.

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  • Hyphenation: pri‧mo

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primo

  1. (dated) male first cousin; male full cousin
    Synonym: igtagsa
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Esperanto

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Esperanto Wikipedia has an article on:
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primo (accusative singular primon, plural primoj, accusative plural primojn)

  1. (mathematics) prime number

French

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primo

  1. first (before anything else)
    Synonym: premièrement

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Galician

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Etymology 1

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From Old Galician-Portuguese primo, from Latin (cōnsōbrīnus) prīmus.

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primo m (plural primos, feminine prima, feminine plural primas)

  1. male cousin
    Synonym: curmán

Etymology 2

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From Latin prīmus.

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primo (feminine prima, masculine plural primos, feminine plural primas)

  1. first
  2. (mathematics) prime
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Noun

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primo m (plural primos)

  1. (mathematics) prime number
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primo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of primar

Hiligaynon

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish primo, from Latin (consobrinus) primus.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾimo/, [ˈpɾi.mo]
  • Hyphenation: pri‧mo

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primo (feminine prima)

  1. male cousin (of any degree of cousinhood)

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Italian

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Italian numbers (edit)
10
 ←  0 1 2  →  10  → 
    Cardinal: uno, un
    Ordinal: primo
    Ordinal abbreviation:
    Adverbial: una volta
    Multiplier: singolo
    Distributive: singolarmente

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Etymology

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From Latin prīmus, from earlier prīsmos < *prīsemos < Proto-Italic *priisemos.

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primo (feminine prima, masculine plural primi, feminine plural prime, superlative primissimo)

  1. (ordinal number) first
  2. initial
  3. main, principal
  4. (mathematics) prime
    numero primoprime number

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Noun

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primo m (plural primi, feminine prima)

  1. first, first one
  2. former (first of aforementioned two items)
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Descendants

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  • English: primo

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primo m (plural primi)

  1. (cooking) Clipping of primo piatto; first course, starter
    Coordinate term: secondo

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Latin

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Etymology 1

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From prīmus (first) +‎ .

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Adverb

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prīmō (not comparable)

  1. first, firstly, first of all, first up, at first, before all else

Etymology 2

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Inflected form of prīmus (first).

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prīmō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of prīmus

References

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  • primo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • primo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • primo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) at the first opportunity: primo quoque tempore
    • (ambiguous) at the beginning of spring: ineunte, primo vere

Lombard

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Etymology

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From Latin prīmus.

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primo m (feminine prima)

  1. (Old Lombard) the first

Portuguese

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Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: pri‧mo

Etymology 1

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From Old Galician-Portuguese primo, from Latin (cōnsōbrīnus) prīmus.

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primo m (plural primos, feminine prima, feminine plural primas)

  1. male cousin (son of a person’s uncle or aunt)

Etymology 2

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From Latin prīmus, from earlier prīsmos < *prīsemos < Proto-Italic *priisemos.

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primo m (plural primos)

  1. prime (number)

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primo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of premir

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian primo or French primo.

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primo

  1. firstly, first

Spanish

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Latin (cōnsobrīnus) prīmus.

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primo m (plural primos, feminine prima, feminine plural primas)

  1. cousin (of male or unspecified gender)
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Latin prīmus, from earlier prīsmos < *prīsemos < Proto-Italic *priisemos.

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primo (feminine prima, masculine plural primos, feminine plural primas)

  1. first
    Synonym: primero
  2. (mathematics) prime
    • 2002, Martin Gardner (translation by Luis Bou García), Huevos, nudos y otras mistificaciones matemáticas, page 207:
      Todos ellos son impares, excepto el 2, que es reputado como «el más primo» de todos los primos
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
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Noun

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primo m (plural primos)

  1. (mathematics) prime number
    Synonym: número primo

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primo m (plural primos)

  1. (colloquial) sucker, gullible person
    Synonym: pardillo
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Verb

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primo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of premir
  2. first-person singular present indicative of primar

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish primo, from Latin (cōnsobrīnus) prīmus.

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primo (Baybayin spelling ᜉ᜔ᜇᜒᜋᜓ) (archaic)

  1. cousin
    Synonym: pinsan
  2. friend
    Synonym: kaibigan

Further reading

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  • primo”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018