Primogenitor meaning

prī'mō-jĕn'ĭ-tər
The earliest ancestor.
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An ancestor or forebear.
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The earliest ancestor of a family, race, etc.
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An ancestor.
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An initial ancestor.
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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