Definition of prima philosophia in US English:

prima philosophia

noun

  • = philosophia prima.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Whig Review. From post-classical Latin prima philosophia from classical Latin prīma, feminine of prīmus + philosophia, after ancient Greek ἡ πρώτη ϕιλοσοϕία metaphysics (Aristotle).

Pronunciation

prima philosophia

/ˌpriːmə fɪlə(ʊ)ˈsɒfɪə/