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Primitive (a.) Of or pertaining to the beginning or origin, or to early times; original; primordial; primeval; first; as, primitive innocence; the primitive church.
Primitive (a.) Of or pertaining to a former time; old-fashioned; characterized by simplicity; as, a primitive style of dress.
Primitive (a.) Original; primary; radical; not derived; as, primitive verb in grammar.
Primitive (n.) An original or primary word; a word not derived from another; -- opposed to derivative.