editio princeps

[ e-dit-i-oh pring-keps; English ih-dish-ee-oh prin-seps ]
/ ɛˈdɪt ɪˌoʊ ˈprɪŋ kɛps; English ɪˈdɪʃ iˌoʊ ˈprɪn sɛps /

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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Definition for princeps (2 of 2)

facile princeps
[ fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps ]
/ ˈfɑ kɪˌlɛ ˈprɪŋ kɛps; English ˈfæs ə li ˈprɪn sɛps /

Latin.

easily the first or best.
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British Dictionary definitions for princeps (1 of 2)

editio princeps
/ Latin (ɪˈdɪʃɪəʊ ˈprɪnsɛps) /

noun plural editiones principes (ɪˌdɪʃɪˈəʊniːz ˈprɪnsɪˌpiːz)

the first printed edition of a work

British Dictionary definitions for princeps (2 of 2)

facile princeps
/ Latin (ˈfæsɪlɪ ˈprɪnsɛps) /

noun

an obvious leader

Word Origin for facile princeps

literally: easily first
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Medicine definitions for princeps

princeps
[ prĭnsĕps′ ]

adj.

Principal; main. Used in anatomy to distinguish several arteries.
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