primus

1
[ prahy-muhs ]
/ ˈpraɪ məs /

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.

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Origin of primus

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

Definition for primus (2 of 3)

primus2
[ prahy-muhs ]
/ ˈpraɪ məs /

adjective

(in prescriptions) first.

Origin of primus

2
1790–1800; <Latin prīmus;see prime

Definition for primus (3 of 3)

Primus
[ pree-muhs ]
/ ˈpri məs /

noun

Pearl, 1919–1994, U.S. dancer, born in Trinidad.
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British Dictionary definitions for primus (1 of 2)

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 2)

Primus
/ (ˈpraɪməs) /

noun

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