Definition of primipilar in English:

primipilar

noun

  • = primipilus.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin prīmipīlāris senior centurion of a legion, primipilus, person who performs this function, in post-classical Latin also as adjective, of or belonging to a primipilus (3rd cent.), that is a primipilus from prīmipīlus + -āris. Compare French primipilaire, noun.

Pronunciation

primipilar

/ˌprʌɪmɪˈpʌɪlə/