Eldest vs Primal - What's the difference?

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Eldest is a related term of primal.

As adjectives the difference between eldest and primal

is that eldest is (old); greatest in age or seniority while primal is being the first in time, or history.




  • (old); greatest in age or seniority.
  • eldest son
  • (card games) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.
  • Usage notes

    The normal superlative of old'' is oldest. The irregular form ''eldest is sometimes used with family members, but it is otherwise rare.


    * oldest




  • Being the first in time, or history.
  • primal man
  • Being of greatest importance; primary.
  • (meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.
  • Synonyms

    * (first in time or history ): aboriginal, primaeval/primeval, primordial * (being of greatest importance ): primary

    Derived terms

    * primal therapist * primal therapy * primality * primally