primitive englannista suomeksi
An original or primary word; a word not derived from another, as opposed to (m).
A simple-minded person.
A basic geometric shape from which more complex shapes can be constructed.
Of or pertaining to or harking back to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity.
Original; primary; radical; not derived.
1831, Noah Webster, ''Rudiments of English Grammar; Being an Abridgment of the Improved Grammar of the English Language'', New-Haven, p.6:
- ''Division of words.'' Words are primitive or radical, and derivative or compound.
- ''Of primitive words.'' Primitive or radical words are such as cannot be divided, or separated into parts which are significant; as ''man, hope, bless''.
Occurring in or characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution.
Not derived from another of the same type
most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of
1933, Leonard Bloomfield, ''Language'', Henry Holt, p. 13
- We infer that other groups of related languages, such as the Germanic (or the Slavic or the Celtic), which show a similar resemblance, have arisen in the same way; it is only an accident of history that for these groups we have no written records of the earlier state of the language, as it was spoken before the differentiation set in. To these unrecorded languages we give names like ''Primitive Germanic'' (''Primitive Slavic'', ''Primitive Celtic'', and so on).
(feminine singular of)
(it-adj form of)