principium

noun

prin·​cip·​i·​um prin-ˈsi-pē-əm How to pronounce principium (audio)
prin-ˈki-
plural principia prin-ˈsi-pē-ə How to pronounce principium (audio)
prin-ˈki-
: a fundamental principle

Word History

Etymology

Latin, beginning, basis

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of principium was in 1550

Dictionary Entries Near principium

Cite this Entry

“Principium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/principium. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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