Today’s Word : prius

Word: prius

PRONUNCIATION: 

(PRI-uhs, PRAI-)

MEANING:

noun: Something preceding, especially a necessary prior condition.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin prius (something preceding). Earliest documented use: 1882.

USAGE:

“This definition identifies God as the prius of everything that has being.”
Paul Tillich & Michael Palmer; Writings in the Philosophy of Culture; 1990.

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