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Primo Levi (July 31, 1919 – April 11, 1987) was a Jewish Italian chemist, Holocaust survivor and author of memoirs, short stories, poems, and novels.

He is best known for his work on the Holocaust, and in particular his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in Auschwitz, the infamous death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. If This Is a Man (published in the United States as Survival in Auschwitz) has been described as one of the most important works of the twentieth century.
sweetbabe  12/31/2006
1. It means "cousin" in Spanish.
2. It also can be used as an insult to call someone that. "Dunderhead" or something.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Primo is also the Portuguese form of Primus. [noted -ed]
Lucille  3/24/2008
It is common in Italian families, especially in the boom of births that followed WWII and/or in large families with many children, to name the children for the order in which they are born. So the first child/son would be named "Primo" (first),"Secondo" for the second, "Terzo" for the third, "Quarto" for the fourth, "Quinto" for the fifth, etc.

FYI, the word in Italian for cousin is "cugino/a" and not "Primo/a" as in Spanish!
nmriesgo  7/6/2008
June 9th is the nameday, feastday, and day in honor of St. Primo, martyred in 287.
Francesca  12/3/2010
Primo is the Italian (and Spanish) form derived from the Latin nickname Primus. In antiquity was used to name the first-born. Known to mean, "First; First Of A Series; First Among Many."
Francesca  12/3/2010
This name reminds me of Mexican food. The name also reminds me of a big, fat boy who likes to eat out a lot or is in a gang.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2011
Primo means cousin in Portuguese. It's not a name, at least it's not used at all in Portugal. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  6/9/2016
Primo means "cousin" in Spanish.
actingfun  6/11/2016
Primo Carnera was an Italian professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion from June 29, 1933, to June 14, 1934.
Whipsmart  10/9/2016
Primo Nebiolo (14 July 1923, Turin – 7 November 1999, Rome) was an Italian sports official, best known as president of the worldwide athletics federation International Association of Athletics Federations.
Aledis  7/31/2017

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