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prima inter pares

[pree-mah in-ter pah-res; English prahy-muh in-ter pey-reez, pree-muh] /ˈpri mɑ ˈɪn tɛr ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ mə ˈɪn tər ˈpeɪ riz, ˈpri mə/
noun, Latin.
(of a female) first among equals. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Italian fem. of primo "first" (see primo); as in prima ballerina (1799).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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