Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

principium

play
noun prin·cip·i·um \prin-ˈsi-pē-əm, prin-ˈki-\

Definition of principium

plural

-ia

\-pē-ə\
  1. :  a fundamental principle



Origin and Etymology of principium

Latin, beginning, basis


First Known Use: 1600


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up principium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!