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.
  1. first edition.

facile princeps

[fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps]
Latin.
  1. easily the first or best.
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British Dictionary definitions for princeps

editio princeps

noun plural editiones principes (ɪˌdɪʃɪˈəʊniːz ˈprɪnsɪˌpiːz)
  1. the first printed edition of a work

facile princeps

noun
  1. an obvious leader

Word Origin for facile princeps

literally: easily first
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Word Origin and History for princeps

facile princeps

Latin, literally "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

princeps in Medicine

princeps

[prĭnsĕps′]
adj.
  1. Principal; main. Used in anatomy to distinguish several arteries.
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