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prīmĭgĕnĭus , a, um, adj. primusgeno, gigno.
I. First of all, first of its kind, original, primitive (ante- and post-class.): “pecuaria,Varr. R. R. 2, 2: “semina,id. ib. 1, 40: “seminis fontes,Amm. 14, 6, 17: “verba,radical words, primitives, Varr. L. L. 6, § 36 Müll.: primigenius sulcus dicitur, qui in condendā novā urbe tauro et vaccā designationis causā imprimitur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 236 Müll.—
II. Subst.
A. prīmĭgĕnĭa , ōrum, n., the first principle or nature: “rerum,Amm. 26, 10, 16.—
B. Prīmĭgĕ-nĭi , ōrum, m., an epithet of the Phrygians, who claimed to be the first men, App. M. 11, p. 259, 7.—
C. Prīmĭgĕnĭa , ae, f., an epithet of Fortuna, as the attendant of her favorite from birth, Cic. Leg. 2, 11, 28; Liv. 29, 36, 8; 34, 53, 5.
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