Definition of prius in English:

prius

noun

  • Something which takes precedence; something prior or antecedent; the necessary prior condition of something.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Seth (1856–1931), philosopher. From classical Latin prius something which precedes, logically prior proposition, use as noun of neuter of prior.

Pronunciation

prius

/ˈpriːəs//ˈprʌɪəs/