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prīmĭtīvus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.the first or earliest of its kind, primitive (post-Aug.): “flores,that blossom first, Col. 9, 13: “anni,the first, id. Arb. 23.—
B. Gram. t. t. (for the class. primigenius, nativus): “verba,primitives, Prisc. p. 824 P.—
2. Esp., the first-born: fetus, Prud. στεφ. 10, 828: “primitivum in pecoribus,Vulg. Exod. 13, 12: “primitivo suo,id. 3 Reg. 16, 34.—Trop.: “Asiae in Christo,Vulg. Rom. 16, 5.
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