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[prahy-muh s] /ˈpraɪ məs/
noun, plural primuses. (often initial capital letter)
1.
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
1855-1860
1855-60; < Medieval Latin prīmus, noun use of Latin adj.; see prime

primus2

[prahy-muh s] /ˈpraɪ məs/
adjective
1.
(in prescriptions) first.
Origin
1790-1800; < Latin prīmus; see prime

Primus

[pree-muh s] /ˈpri məs/
noun
1.
Pearl, 1919–1994, U.S. dancer, born in Trinidad.

primus inter pares

[pree-moo s in-ter pah-res; English prahy-muh s in-ter pair-eez, pree-] /ˈpri mʊs ˈɪn tɛr ˈpɑ rɛs; English ˈpraɪ məs ˈɪn tər ˈpɛər iz, ˈpri-/
Latin.
1.
(of males) first among equals.
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British Dictionary definitions for primus

primus

/ˈpraɪməs/
noun
1.
(Scottish Episcopal Church) the presiding bishop in the Synod
Word Origin
from Latin: first

Primus

/ˈpraɪməs/
noun
1.
trademark a portable paraffin cooking stove, used esp by campers Also called Primus stove

primus inter pares

/ˈpraɪməs ɪntə ˈpɑːrɪz/
uknown
1.
first among equals
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Word Origin and History for primus

Latin for "first, the first" (see prime (adj.)).

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