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prīmum adv.

neut. of primus, at first, first, in the first place, in the beginning, before all else : primum hoc quaero: quaerenda pecunia primum est, H.: primum omnium ego ipse vigilo, first of all : primum . . . deinde . . . postremo, S.: Caesar primum suo, deinde omnium e conspectu remotis equis, Cs.: primum . . . deinde . . . tum . . . postremo: primum . . . secundo loco . . . deinde . . . tum: primum . . . subinde, H.: primum . . . mox, H.First, for the first time : quo die primum convocati sumus: ibi primum insuevit exercitus potare, S.: ut primum ex pueris excessit, as soon as : simul ac primum niti possunt, as soon as ever : iam primum inventus discebat, etc., not till now , S.: cupio haec quam primum audire, as soon as possible : quam primum in Numidiam copias adducere, immediately , S.

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