1、prim- + -er.
- primer (n.3)
- "first layer of dye or paint," 1680s, from prime (v.).
- primer (n.1)
- late 14c., "prayer-book," also "school book" (senses not distinguished in Middle Ages, as reading was taught from prayer books), from Medieval Latin primarius, from Latin primus "first" (see prime (adj.)). The word also might be all or in part from prime (n.) on the same notion as a "Book of Hours." Meaning "small introductory book on any topic" is from 1807.
- primer (n.2)
- "explosive cap," 1819, agent noun from prime (v.).
- 1. The President doesn't need a primer on national security.
- 2. The bare metal was sprayed with several coats of primer.
- 3. I borrowed from the library a primer of phonetics.
- 4. The late Primer Minister is still quite active in politics.
- 5. Imagine the face of Philip or Alexander at hearing of a Primer of Macedonian Literature!
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