primogenitor
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin primus + genitor begetter, from gignere to beget — more at kin Date: 1654 ancestor, forefather

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  • primogenitor — an ancestor, late 15c., from L.L. primogenitor (mid 14c.), from L. primo (adv.) at first, from primus first (see PRIME (Cf. prime) (adj.)) + genitor father, from genitus, pp. of gignere to beget (see GENUS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Primogenitor — Pri mo*gen i*tor, n. [LL., fr. L. primus first + genitor a begetter.] The first ancestor; a forefather. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • primogenitor — I noun ancestor, ancestral relation, ancestral relative, antecedent, ascendant, elder, father, forebear, forefather, forerunner, founder of the family, grandsire, origo, parent, patriarch, precursor, predecessor, procreator II index ancestor,… …   Law dictionary

  • primogenitor — |ô| s. m. 1. Antepassado; avô; pai do primogênito. • primogenitores s. m. pl. 2. Avós, antepassados, gerações anteriores …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • primogenitor — (Del lat. primus, primero, y genĭtor, ōris, el que engendra). m. desus. Padre o ascendiente de alguien …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • primogenitor — [prī΄mə jen′i tər, prī΄mə jen′itôr΄] n. [LL < L primus, first (see PRIME) + genitor, father < genitus, pp. of gignere: see GENUS] 1. the earliest ancestor of a family, race, etc. 2. loosely an ancestor …   English World dictionary

  • primogenitor — ► sustantivo masculino Padres o ascendientes de una persona. * * * primogenitor (del lat. «primus», primero, y «genĭtor, ōris») m. Progenitor. * * * primogenitor. (Del lat. primus, primero, y genĭtor, ōris, el que engendra). m. desus. Padre o… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • primogenitor — /pruy meuh jen i teuhr/, n. 1. a first parent or earliest ancestor: Adam and Eve are the primogenitors of the human race. 2. a forefather or ancestor. [1645 55; < LL primogenitor ancestor, equiv. to L primo at first + genitor GENITOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • primogenitor — pri•mo•gen•i•tor [[t]ˌpraɪ məˈdʒɛn ɪ tər[/t]] n. forefather; ancestor • Etymology: 1645–55; < LL prīmōgenitor ancestor = L prīmō at first +genitor parent …   From formal English to slang

  • primogenitor — noun An initial ancestor. Syn: ancestor, forefather …   Wiktionary

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