premier etymology

English word premier comes from Latin prima, Latin -arium

Detailed word origin of premier

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prima Latin (lat)
-arium Latin (lat) Used to form nouns denoting a "place where things are kept" from other nouns.
primarius Latin (lat) One of the first, or first rank, chief, principal, excellent, remarkable. It was used as the title of a position in universities.
#Adjective 2 Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
premier English (eng) Foremost; first or highest in quality or degree. To perform, display or exhibit for the first time. (General Australian, sporting) The champion team of a particular season (especially as used in Australian rules football).. (nautical, slang) The first lieutenant or other second-in-command officer of a ship.. (politics, Australia, Canada, South Africa) The government leader in parliament and [...]

Words with the same origin as premier

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