primest (n./adj.)
best, finest, most supreme
H8 II.iv.229 [King Henry to all, of Queen Katherine] to come with her ... before the primest creature / That's paragoned o'th' world
TNK I.i.161 [Theseus to Artesius] How to draw out fit to this enterprise / The primest for this proceeding [i.e. elite troops]
TNK III.i.19 [Arcite alone] this beauteous morn, / The primest of all the year
TNK V.iii.70 [Emilia to Servant, of Palamon] he is / Doubtless the primest of men