primordial

[ prahy-mawr-dee-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF primordial
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But all these primordial forms grow--develop into vital activity.

They live in the crude, primordial fashion of their forefathers.

Now, we cannot get away from a difference so fundamental, so primordial as this.

All the primordial brute in these men was glowing in their hearts.

First of all Thales thought that water was the primordial substance of all things.

He lifted a pseudopod from primordial ooze, and the pseudopod was him.

Therefore this primordial unity was poured into the elements.

Like all primordial aspects of life the situation is double-edged and contradictory.

With us, I think it is primordial,—antecedent to experience.

Primordial matter which has not yet entered into any combination and is not differentiated.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Late Latin primordialis "first of all, original," from Latin primordium "a beginning, the beginning, origin, commencement," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + stem of ordiri "to begin" (see order (n.)). Related: Primordially.

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