editio princeps

[e-dit-i-oh pring-keps; English ih-dish-ee-oh prin-seps]

noun, plural e·di·ti·o·nes prin·ci·pes [e-dit-i-oh-nes pring-ki-pes; English ih-dish-ee-oh-neez prin-suh-peez] /ɛˌdɪt ɪˈoʊ nɛs ˈprɪŋ kɪˌpɛs; English ɪˌdɪʃ iˈoʊ niz ˈprɪn səˌpiz/. Latin.

first edition.

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British Dictionary definitions for editio princeps

editio princeps

noun plural editiones principes (ɪˌdɪʃɪˈəʊniːz ˈprɪnsɪˌpiːz)

the first printed edition of a work
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