noun, plural prin·cip·i·a [prin-sip-ee-uh] /prɪnˈsɪp i ə/.
Examples from the Web for principium
The initium is pushed out of the way by that which follows; the principium serves as a basis for that which follows.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
And so, whether the will, which is the principium actus quoad exercitium, were not the first in the omission?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
The principium or perfection of cognition is to be found in the immediate proposition, true per se.Aristotle|George Grote
Such a one has broken the fetters of the principium individuationis.The Basis of Morality|Arthur Schopenhauer
Aiunt hretici temporis nostri quod duo sunt principia rerum, principium lucis et principium tenebrarum, &c.