Definitions for primalˈpraɪ məl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pri•malˈpraɪ məl(adj.)

  1. first; original; primeval.

  2. of first importance; fundamental.

Origin of primal:

1535–45; < ML prīmālis. See prime , -al1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal(adj)

    serving as an essential component

    "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"

  2. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial(adj)

    having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

Wiktionary

  1. primal(Adjective)

    Being the first in time, or history.

    primal man

  2. primal(Adjective)

    Being of greatest importance; primary.

  3. Origin: From Medieval Latin primalis, from primus, first.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primal(adj)

    first; primary; original; chief

Freebase

  1. Primal

    Primal is an action-adventure video game released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by SCE Studio Cambridge. It tells the story of Jennifer Tate, a 21-year-old woman searching for her boyfriend through a series of demonic realms. As the story develops, more is revealed about Jen's past and her relationship with her boyfriend, as well as the nature of the demon worlds. The game was re-released on PlayStation 3 as part of the PS2 Classics program on February 28, 2012.

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