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Engleski brojevi (unos)
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    Kardinal: one
    Redni: first
    Adverbial: once
    Multiplier: single


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Etimologija 1[uredi]

From Srednji Engleski first, furst, ferst, fyrst, from Stari Engleski fyrst, fyrest (first, foremost, principal, chief, original), from Pra-Germanski *furistaz (foremost, first), superlative of Pra-Germanski *fur, *fura, *furi (before), from Pra-Indo-Evropski *per-, *pero- (forward, beyond, around), equivalent to fore +‎ -est. Cognate with North Frisian foarste (first), Holandski voorste (foremost, first), Nemački Fürst (chief, prince, literally first (born)), Švedski första (first), Islandski fyrstur (first).

Alternativni oblici[uredi]


first (not comparable)

  1. Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest.
    The first day of September 2013 was a Sunday.
    I was the first runner to reach the finish line, and won the race.
  2. Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest.
    • 1784: William Jones, The Description and Use of a New Portable Orrery, &c., PREFACE
      THE favourable reception the Orrery has met with from Perſons of the firſt diſtinction, and from Gentlemen and Ladies in general, has induced me to add to it ſeveral new improvements in order to give it a degree of Perfection; and diſtinguiſh it from others; which by Piracy, or Imitation, may be introduced to the Public.
    Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
Alternativni oblici[uredi]
  • 1st; (in names of monarchs and popes) I


first (not comparable)

  1. Before anything else; firstly.
    Clean the sink first, before you even think of starting to cook.


first (countable and uncountable, plural firsts)

  1. (uncountable) The person or thing in the first position.
    He was the first to complete the course.
  2. (uncountable) The first gear of an engine.
  3. (countable) Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence.
    This is a first. For once he has nothing to say.
  4. (countable, baseball) first base
    There was a close play at first.
  5. (countable, Britanija, colloquial) A first-class honours degree.
  6. (countable, colloquial) A first-edition copy of some publication.
  7. A fraction of an integer ending in one.
    one forty-first of the estate

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Etymology 2[uredi]

From Srednji Engleski first, furst, fyrst, from Stari Engleski fyrst, fierst, first (period, space of time, time, respite, truce), from Pra-Germanski *frestaz, *fristiz, *frestą (date, appointed time), from Pra-Indo-Evropski *pres-, *per- (forward, forth, over, beyond). Cognate with North Frisian ferst, frest (period, time), Nemački Frist (period, deadline, term), Švedski frist (deadline, respite, reprieve, time-limit), Islandski frestur (period). See also frist.


first (plural firsts)

  1. (obsolete) Time; time granted; respite.