Divine Definitions: (1) The first; the original Being; (2) Not deriving from something or someone else; authentic; (3) The ruling authority; (4) The most important one; standing alone; prominent; (5) The highest and best value; premier; (6) The source; the beginning; the first cause; (7) The one who prepares the stage; (8) Unspoiled; pristine; beautiful

Comment: The First Source and Center is primal in all domains: finite and infinite, personal and impersonal, actual and potential, static and dynamic. Everything and everyone in existence is dependent upon the Prime Reality.

Human Definitions: (1) first in order; preceding all others; the beginning; (2) arising or proceeding independently; inventive; novel; (3) thinking or acting in an individual or creative manner

• A mind that’s afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original. — Glen David Brin (1950-) Brightness Reef
•The story of man’s ascent from seaweed to the lordship of earthly creation is indeed a romance of biologic struggle and mind survival. Man’s primordial ancestors were literally the slime and ooze of the ocean bed in the sluggish and warm-water bays and lagoons of the vast shore lines of the ancient inland seas. — The Urantia Book (65:2.1)