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Meaning of PROGENITOR

Pronunciation:  prow'jenitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ancestor in the direct line
 

PROGENITOR is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: primogenitor
 
 See Also: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, genitor, root

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*gen"i*tor\, n. [OF. progeniteur, L. progenitor,
fr. progignere, progenitum, to bring forth, to beget; pro
forth + gignere to beget. See {Gender} kind.]
An ancestor in the direct line; a forefather.

      And reverence thee their great progenitor. --Milton.

 

 

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