primus

primus

1 [prahy-muhs]
noun, plural primuses. (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.

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

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primus

2 [prahy-muhs]
adjective
(in prescriptions) first.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Latin prīmus; see prime

Primus

[pree-muhs]
noun
Pearl, 1919–1994, U.S. dancer, born in Trinidad.

primus inter pares

[pree-moos in-ter pah-res; English prahy-muhs in-ter pair-eez, pree-]
Latin.
(of males) first among equals.
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primus (ˈpraɪməs)
 
n
Scottish Episcopal Church the presiding bishop in the Synod
 
[from Latin: first]

Primus (ˈpraɪməs)
 
n
trademark Also called: Primus stove a portable paraffin cooking stove, used esp by campers

primus inter pares (ˈpraɪməs ɪntə ˈpɑːrɪz)
 
first among equals

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