What does primal mean?

Definitions for primal
ˈpraɪ məlpri·mal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primaladjective

    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, primordialadjective

    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. primaladjective

    Being the first in time, or history.

    primal man

  2. primaladjective

    Being of greatest importance; primary.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Primaladjective

    First. A word not in use, but very commodious for poetry.

    Etymology: primus, Lat.

    It hath been taught us from the primal state,
    That he, which is, was wish’d, until he were. William Shakespeare.

    Oh! my offence is rank, it smells to heav’n,
    It hath the primal, eldest curse upon’t. William Shakespeare.

ChatGPT

  1. primal

    Primal generally refers to something that is original, fundamental, basic or essential. It's often used to describe instincts or impulses that are considered to belong in earliest human development. In other contexts, it can also refer to something that is first in importance or something of greatest relevance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primaladjective

    first; primary; original; chief

  2. Etymology: [LL. primalis, fr. L. primus the first. See Prime, a.]

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of primal in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder.

  2. Barack Obama:

    It is a primal emotion, fear, one that we all experience.  And it can be contagious, spreading through societies, and through nations, for me, and I know for so many of you, faith is the great cure for fear. Jesus is a good cure for fear. God gives believers the power, the love, the sound mind required to conquer any fear. And what more important moment for that faith than right now?

  3. Las Vegas:

    Its raw, its in its primal state right now, everyone doesnt know what to expect, which is awesome.

  4. Katy Perry:

    When people sing back the words that you’ve written that have been so personal to you… and they sing them back with such confidence and belief, you’re like ‘Oh God I’m not alone in my own problems,’ and it makes me feel connected to humans, and at our primal state we all we want is connection. It’s the only reason that we do anything that we do.

  5. Candidate McBath:

    Just this primal wail came out of me, and I was like,' Where's Jordan ?' I just started screaming. Jordan's father said, he told me' Jordan is dead,' i felt like in that moment that everything I had done to protect him, it wasn't good enough.

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