Definition of Progenitor

1. Noun. An ancestor in the direct line.

Exact synonyms: Primogenitor
Generic synonyms: Ancestor, Antecedent, Ascendant, Ascendent, Root
Specialized synonyms: Genitor



Definition of Progenitor

1. n. An ancestor in the direct line; a forefather.

Definition of Progenitor

1. Noun. A forefather, any of a person's direct ancestors ¹

2. Noun. An individual from whom one or more people (dyansty, tribe, nation...) are descended. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) An ancestral form of a species ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) A predecessor of something, especially if also a precursor or model. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) Someone who originates something. ¹

6. Noun. A founder ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Progenitor

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Progenitor

profusions
profusive
prog
prog rock
progenerate
progenerated
progenerates
progenerating
progeneration
progenerations
progenetic
progenies
progenitive
progenitiveness
progenitor (current term)
progenitors
progenitorship
progenitorships
progenitour
progenitress
progenitresses
progeniture
progenitures
progeny
progeria
progerias
progeric
progerin
progeroid

Literary usage of Progenitor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India by John Muir (1872)
"I.—Mamt at the progenitor of the Aryan Indians and the in- ... be understood to designate him as the actual human progenitor of the authors of the hymns, ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"To this sense : " Omnipotent Jupiter, the king of kings and gods, and the progenitor and genitrix, the both father and mother of those gods ; one God and ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography: From the Earliest Times to 1900 by George Smith, Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1897)
"... Aberdeenshire, by his wife Janet Lumsden, daughter of Lumsden of Cushnie. According to tradition, the progenitor of the Skenes was a younger son of ..."

4. The Past in the Present: What is Civilization? by Arthur Mitchell (1881)
"Up to the present time, however, this progenitor of man has not been found. Hitherto no trace of him has been discovered. We have as yet no knowledge of the ..."

5. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"4. ancestry, Lineage, pedigree, progéniture, progenitor-ship (rare), origin, original (rare), extraction, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Some ABRAHAM or ABRAM, the progenitor of the Hebrews and the Arab Bedouin. After deriving his genealogy through Shem to his father Terah and his brothers ..."

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