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You are viewing the etymology of prime meaning: (Noun) (cycling) An intermediate sprint within a race, usually offering a prize and/or points.(cycling) An intermediate sprint within a race, usually offering a prize and/or points.. You may also see other English etymologies of prime.
English word prime comes from Proto-Italic *-kaps (-catcher (as a noun), -catching (as an adjective).), Proto-Italic *pri, Latin emo, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πρᾰ́σῐνος, Proto-Germanic *feraną, Proto-Italic - isemos, Latin prae (Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.).

Prime etymology history

Prime detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-kaps Proto-Italic (itc-pro) -catcher (as a noun), -catching (as an adjective).
*pri Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
emo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I acquire, procure.. (transitive) I buy, purchase.
πρᾰ́σῐνος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
- isemos Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
prae Latin (lat) Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.
prasinus Latin (lat) Leek-green; prasinous.
*prē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
praemium Latin (lat) Bribe, bribery. Prize, reward.
prame Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Prasine (gemstone).
*priisemos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Foremost, first.
prismos Latin (lat)
primus Latin (lat) (ordinal) first.
prime French (fra) Reward; prize; bonus.
prime English (eng) (cycling) An intermediate sprint within a race, usually offering a prize and/or points.

Words with the same origin as prime

Descendants of *-kaps
apart command commander common communicate communication community demand main maintain manage management manner manual massage part participate particular partner party primary prince principle recommend
Descendants of *pri
premier
Descendants of emo
assume consume example exemplary premium presumably presume prompt pronto redeem redemption resume résumé sample vintage
Descendants of *feraną
airport experience far farm fear firm for free further opportunity pair per perfect prepare press pressure process project promise proof protect prove support
Descendants of - isemos
primitive pristine
Descendants of prae
depending preacher precinct precise predict prefer preliminary preparation preserve president pretend prevent previous price prison prisoner prize rendezvous rent rental surprise surrender