editio princeps

noun
edi·tio prin·ceps | \ ā-ˌdi-tē-(ˌ)ō-ˈpriŋ-ˌkeps , i-ˌdi-shē-(ˌ)ō-ˈprin-ˌseps \
plural editiones principes\ā-ˌdi-tē-ˈō-ˌnās-ˈpriŋ-kə-ˌpās, i-ˌdi-shē-ˈō-(ˌ)nēz-ˈprin(t)-sə-ˌpēz \

Definition of editio princeps 

: the first printed edition especially of a work that circulated in manuscript before printing became common

First Known Use of editio princeps

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for editio princeps

New Latin, literally, first edition

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