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prima

"first," Italian fem. of primo "first" (see primo); used in various imported phrases in music and theater, such as prima donna,  prima ballerina (1799).

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Definitions of prima from WordNet
1
prima (adj.)
indicating the most important performer or role;
prima ballerina
prima donna
Synonyms: leading / star / starring / stellar
2
Prima (n.)
used primarily as eating apples;
From wordnet.princeton.edu