Primordial Definition

prī-môrdē-əl
adjective
First in time; existing at or from the beginning; primitive; primeval.
Webster's New World
Not derivative; fundamental; original.
Webster's New World
Earliest formed in the development of an organism, organ, structure, etc.; primitive.
Webster's New World
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noun
A basic principle.
American Heritage Medicine

Other Word Forms of Primordial

Noun

Singular:
primordial
Plural:
primordials

Origin of Primordial

  • Middle English from Late Latin prīmōrdiālis from Latin prīmōrdium origin prīmus first per1 in Indo-European roots ōrdīrī to begin to weave ar- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin prÄ«mōrdiālis (“of the beginning"). Confer primordium and -al.

    From Wiktionary

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