prima inter pares

[pree-mah in-ter pah-res; English prahy-muh in-ter pair-eez, pree-muh]
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noun, plural pri·mae in·ter pa·res [pree-mee in-ter pah-res; English prahy-mey in-ter pair-eez, pree‐] /ˈpri mi ˈɪn tər ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ meɪ ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz, ˈpri‐/ Latin.

(of a female) first among equals.

Nearby words

  1. prima ballerina,
  2. prima donna,
  3. prima facie,
  4. prima facie case,
  5. prima facie evidence,
  6. prima-facie evidence,
  7. primacy,
  8. primaeval,
  9. primage,
  10. primal

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Word Origin and History for prima

prima

Italian fem. of primo "first" (see primo); as in prima ballerina (1799).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper