[ prahy-muh-jen-i-ter ]
/ ˌpraɪ məˈdʒɛn ɪ tər /
a first parent or earliest ancestor: Adam and Eve are the primogenitors of the human race.
a forefather or ancestor.
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Origin of primogenitor
1645–55; < Late Latin prīmōgenitor ancestor, equivalent to Latin prīmō at first + genitor genitor
Words nearby primogenitor
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British Dictionary definitions for primogenitor
/ (ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtə) /
a forefather; ancestor
an earliest parent or ancestor, as of a race
Word Origin for primogenitor
C17: alteration of progenitor after primogeniture
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