It does not therefore follow, because these primordia semina rerum are not discoverable, that therefore they may not exist.
No wonder that at a time of such turbulence fine society also should have shown the primordia of a great change.
primordium pri·mor·di·um (prī-môr'dē-əm)
n. pl. pri·mor·di·a (-dē-ə)
An aggregation of cells in the embryo indicating the first trace of an organ or structure.