Primogenitor Definition

prīmō-jĕnĭ-tər
noun
The earliest ancestor of a family, race, etc.
Webster's New World
An ancestor.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
progenitor

Other Word Forms of Primogenitor

Noun

Singular:
primogenitor
Plural:
primogenitors

Origin of Primogenitor

  • Late Latin prīmōgenitor Latin prīmō at first (from prīmus first per1 in Indo-European roots) Latin genitor begetter (from genitus) (past participle of gignere to beget genə- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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