prime & prim
These ROOT-WORDS are PRIM & PRIME meaning FIRST. It comes from the Latin word primus (masc.), prima (fem.). This is a very important ROOT for most people. From the Metropolitan Opera to the ministry of states, to what hangs on the butcher’s hook, everyone wants it PRIME.
1. Primacy : PRIM acy (prime’ a see) n.
State of being first in rank
2. Prima Donna : PRIM a donna (prim a don’ a) n.
The first lady of opera
3. Prim age : PRIM age (prie’ mij) n.
Extra money paid to the captain by shippers for extra care of their goods
4. Primal : PRIM al (prie’ mal) adj.
5. Primary : PRIM ary (prie’ mal) adj.
First in order of time; as, the primary grades
6. Primarily : PRIM arily (prie mar’ i lee) adv.
In the first place; originally
7. Primate : PRIM ate (prie’ mate) n.
First in rank, quality, authority
8. Primate ship : PRIM ateship (prie’ mate ship) n.
Office of a primate; the first in dignity and authority
9. Primates : PRIM ates (pri’ mates) n.
The order of mammals consisting of man, monkey, etc
10. Primavera : PRIM avera (pree ma vay’ ra) n.
A light wood called white mahogany
11. Prime : PRIME (prime) adj.
The foremost; the best; as, prime beef
12. Primer : PRIM er (prim’ er) n.
A small, elementary introductory book to teach reading
13. Primeval : PRIM eval (prie me’ val) adj.
Belonging to the first ages; as, “This is the forest primeval . . . . “ (Longfellow)
14. Primitive : PRIM itive (prim’ it iv) adj.
From the earliest times
15. Primogenitor : PRIM ogeniotr (prie moe jen’ it ur) n.
The earliest ancestor
16. Primogeniture : PRIMO geniture (prie moe jen’ i chur) n.
State of being the first-born of parents
17. Primo prime : PRIMO prime (prie’ mo prime) adj.
The very first; strictly original
18. Primordial : PRIM ordial (prie mord’ ee al) adj.
Elemental; fundamental; as, primordial rights
19. Primatial : PRIM atial (prie ma’ shul) adj.