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: original, primitive
village life continued in its primal innocence —Van Wyck Brooks
: first in importance : primary
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arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, foremost, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, overbearing, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supreme
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1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Medieval Latin primalis, from Latin primus first — more at prime
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: very basic and powerful
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