Definition of Primus in English:

Primus

noun

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  • A brand of portable cooking stove that burns vaporized oil.

    • ‘As a volunteer for the Royal Air Force, he developed improved mountain rescue methods and in Northern Ireland researched prepacked rations for the flying boats, negating the need for vegetable sacks and a Primus stove on board.’
    • ‘One of the female elders added that the fuel oil would become stiff and was difficult to use with the Primus stove.’
    • ‘Instruments were sterilised using a pressure cooker (later an autoclave) on a Primus stove.’
    • ‘Their establishment is a rather simple affair, consisting of one stool, two crates, a Primus stove, three huge pots and numerous plates.’
    • ‘The alcohol was so strong it was used for burning the stubble of plucked chickens and for Primus stoves and Tilley lamps.’
    • ‘On a shelf underneath was a huge and ancient Primus stove.’
    • ‘The almost rural surroundings change before you know it and you are soon in the midst of a much older town on a road gone narrow as you pass through Ulsoor with its temples, shops that sell puja essentials, books, clothes and Primus stoves.’
    • ‘Then we set about ordering a backpacking stove from each - either an MSR Dragonfly or a Primus MFS, both of which retail for about $100.’
    • ‘While my mother made tea on a Primus stove and prepared egg sandwiches, I would climb into the punt, making sure that it was safely tied on with the painter.’
    • ‘We had to cook our bully beef on a little Primus stove on the deck and rig up our own shade from the sun.’

Pronunciation:

Primus

/ˈprʌɪməs/

Definition of primus in English:

primus

noun

  • The presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church, elected by the bishops from among their number.

    • ‘There is no primus in the Scottish Catholic church, though there are two metropolitans.’
    • ‘Richard Holloway became Bishop of Edinburgh in 1986 and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopalian Church in 1992.’
    • ‘This church has a strong past association with a well-known contemporary Scottish figure, Richard Holloway, formerly primus of the Episcopal Church and now more of a lay philosopher and social critic.’
    • ‘Church of Scotland moderator, Reverend Andrew McLellan, and the primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church the Most Rev Bruce Cameron will attend ‘in a supporting role’ according to Scottish CND.’
    • ‘The Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway has been voted in as the new Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church by the Episcopal Synod earlier in the week.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin, literally first.

Pronunciation:

primus

/ˈprʌɪməs/