primal etymology

English word primal comes from Proto-Italic *-kaps (-catcher (as a noun), -catching (as an adjective).)

Detailed word origin of primal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-kaps Proto-Italic (itc-pro) -catcher (as a noun), -catching (as an adjective).
*priisemos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Foremost, first.
primus Latin (lat) (ordinal) first.
primus English (eng) One of the bishops of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, who presides at the meetings of the bishops, and has certain privileges but no metropolitan authority.
primalis English (eng)
primal English (eng) Primal cut (of meat) (meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.. Being of greatest importance; primary.. Being the first in time, or history.

Words with the same origin as primal

Descendants of *-kaps
apart command commander common communicate communication community demand main maintain manage management manner manual massage part participate particular partner party primary prime prince principle recommend