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The Latin prinʹcipēs formed one of the great divisions of the Roman infantry; so called because they were originally the first to begin the fight. After the Hastaʹti were instituted, this privilege was transferred to the new division.

Prince. (See Black.)

Prince of alchemy. Rudolph II., Emperor of Germany, also called The German Hermes Trismegistus.

Prince of gossips. Samuel Pepys, noted for his gossiping Diary, commencing January 1st, 1659, and continued for nine years. (1632–1703.)

Prince of grammarians. (See Grammarians.)

Prince of Peace. The Messiah (Isaiah ix. 6).

Prince of the Power of the Air. Satan (Eph. ii. 2).

Prince of the vegetable kingdom. So Linnæus calls the palm-tree.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Prima Facie (Latin)
Primary Colours
Prime
Primed
Primero
Primitive Fathers (The)
Primrose (George)
Primrose
Primum Mobile
Primus
Prince
Prince of Wales (The)
Prince Rupert’s Drops
Prince’s Peers
Princox or Princocks
Prink
Printer’s Devil
Printers Marks
Printing
Priori
Priscian’s Head