primus

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[ prahy-muh s ]
/ ˈpraɪ məs /
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noun, plural pri·mus·es. (often initial capital letter)

Scottish Episcopal Church. a bishop who is elected to represent the church body and to summon and preside at synods but who possesses no metropolitan power.

Origin of primus

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1855–60; < Medieval Latin prīmus, noun use of Latin adj.; see prime

Definition for primus (2 of 4)

primus

2
[ prahy-muh s ]
/ ˈpraɪ məs /

adjective

(in prescriptions) first.

Origin of primus

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1790–1800; < Latin prīmus; see prime

Definition for primus (3 of 4)

Primus

[ pree-muh s ]
/ ˈpri məs /

noun

Pearl,1919–1994, U.S. dancer, born in Trinidad.

Definition for primus (4 of 4)

primus inter pares

[ pree-moo s in-ter pah-res; English prahy-muh s in-ter pair-eez, pree- ]
/ ˈpri mʊs ˈɪn tɛr ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ məs ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz, ˈpri- /

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

(of males) first among equals.

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British Dictionary definitions for primus (1 of 3)

primus

/ (ˈpraɪməs) /

noun

Scottish Episcopal Church the presiding bishop in the Synod

Word Origin for primus

from Latin: first

British Dictionary definitions for primus (2 of 3)

Primus

/ (ˈpraɪməs) /

noun

trademark a portable paraffin cooking stove, used esp by campersAlso called: Primus stove

British Dictionary definitions for primus (3 of 3)

primus inter pares

/ Latin (ˈpraɪməs ɪntə ˈpɑːrɪz) /

first among equals

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