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English

Etymology

From Old French or French primat, from a noun use of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] primat-, from primus (prime, first rank)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpraɪmeɪt/ SAMPA: /"praImeIt/

Noun

Singular
primate

Plural
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  1. (zoology) A mammal of the order Primates, including lemurs, monkeys, apes and humans.
  2. (ecclesiastical) In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain archbishops, or the highest-ranking bishop of a present or historical, usually political circonscription.
  3. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of a province.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

primate m. (plural: primates)

  1. primate (mammal)

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Galician

Noun

primate m. (plural primates)

Singular
primate m.

Plural
primates m.

  1. primate (animal)

Italian

Noun

primate (plural primati)

  1. primate (ecclesiastical title)

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