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n. pl. pri·mus·es
often Primus The first in rank of the Episcopal bishops of Scotland.

[Medieval Latin prīmus, from Latin, first; see per in Indo-European roots.]


(Protestantism) Scottish Episcopal Church the presiding bishop in the Synod
[from Latin: first]


(Cookery) trademark a portable paraffin cooking stove, used esp by campers. Also called: Primus stove


(ˈpraɪ məs)

(in prescriptions) first.
[1790–1800; < Latin prīmus; see prime]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primus - the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
2.primus - a portable paraffin cooking stovePrimus - a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers
cooking stove, kitchen range, kitchen stove, stove, range - a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove"


® [ˈpraɪməs] Primus stove N (esp Brit) → cocina f de camping, camping-gas ® m


[ˈpraɪməs] Primus® stove n (British)réchaud m de camping, Butagaz® m

Primus (stove)®

nPrimuskocher m


® [ˈpraɪməs] n (also Primus stove) → fornello a petrolio
References in classic literature ?
Quis ille primus cujus ex imagine Natura solers finxit humanum genus ?
Each night of the month-long outing features two sets, including a performance of the 1990 Primus release ``Frizzle Fry.
Primus now offers a comprehensive solution to businesses looking for an integrated family of products to deliver all communications channels for both self-service and assisted service via the Internet.
If they sneezed, they would have to stay at home,'' Primus said.