Primo etymology


English word primo comes from Proto-Italic *-kaps (-catcher (as a noun), -catching (as an adjective).)

Etymology of primo

Detailed word origin of primo

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*-kaps Proto-Italic (itc-pro) -catcher (as a noun), -catching (as an adjective).
*priisemos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Foremost, first.
primus Latin (lat) (ordinal) first.
primo Italian (it) First course (of a meal), starter. First, first one. Former (first of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun). Initial one. Main one, principal one (mathematics) prime. First. Initial. Main, principal.
primo English (en) (music) The principal part of a duet. (colloquial) Best; first-class.