primordial

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈmɔː.di.əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈmɔɹ.di.əl/
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AdjectiveEdit

primordial (not comparable)

  1. first, earliest or original
  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.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning).

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

  1. primordial, primitive, original
  2. vital, essential, paramount, of paramount importance

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GermanEdit

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primordial (not comparable)

  1. primordial

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning).

AdjectiveEdit

primordial m or f (plural primordiais, comparable)

  1. primordial (first, earliest or original)
    Synonym: primeiro
  2. primary, main, paramount
    • 1982, Bernardo Soares, Livro do Desassossego, Vol.II
      Em mim o que há de primordial é o hábito e o jeito de sonhar.
    Synonyms: capital, essencial, importante

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Further readingEdit

  • primordial” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French primordial

AdjectiveEdit

primordial m or n (feminine singular primordială, masculine plural primordiali, feminine and neuter plural primordiale)

  1. primeval

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin prīmōrdiālis (of the beginning). Cognate with English primordial.

AdjectiveEdit

primordial (plural primordiales)

  1. primordial
  2. primary, paramount

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