progenitor


progenitor
noun /pɹəʊˈdʒɛn.ɪ.tə,pɹəˈdʒɛn.ə.tə,pɹoʊˈdʒɛn.ɪ.tɚ,pɹəˈdʒɛn.ə.tɚ/
a) A forefather, any of a persons direct ancestors

Abraham alias Ibrahim is the progenitor of both the Jewish and Arab peoples.

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

was the progenitor of the Internet.

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  • Progenitor — 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. [1913 Webster] And reverence thee their great …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • progenitor — PROGENITÓR s. m. (biol.) strămoş, străbun. (< engl., lat. progenitor) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • progenitor — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. progenitour (mid 14c.), O.Fr. progeniteur, from L. progenitorem (nom. progenitor) ancestor, agent noun from progenitus, pp. of progignere (see PROGENY (Cf. progeny)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • progenitor — progenitor, ra (Del lat. progenĭtor, ōris). 1. m. y f. Pariente en línea recta ascendente de una persona. 2. m. pl. El padre y la madre …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • progenitor — 1. padre o antepasado. 2. alguien o algo que origina o precede; precursor. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • progenitor — I noun ancestor, antecedent, antecessor, begettor, forebear, forefather, foregoer, forerunner, genitor, origin, parens, parent, precursor, predecessor, primogenitor, procreator, sire, source II index ancestor, ascendant, derivation …   Law dictionary

  • progenitor — |ô| s. m. 1. Ascendente; procriador, pai. • progenitores s. m. pl. 2. Pais, avós, antepassados …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • progenitor — *ancestor, forefather, forebear Antonyms: progeny …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • progenitor — ► NOUN 1) an ancestor or parent. 2) the originator of an artistic, political, or intellectual movement. DERIVATIVES progenitorial adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from progignere beget …   English terms dictionary

  • progenitor — [prō jen′ə tər, prəjen′ə tər; prō jen′ətôr΄, prə jen′ətôr΄] n. [ME progenitour < MFr progeniteur < pp. of progignere, to beget < pro , forth + gignere, to beget: see PRO 2 & GENUS] 1. a forefather; ancestor in direct line 2. a source… …   English World dictionary

  • progenitor — (Del lat. progignere , engendrar.) ► sustantivo 1 Pariente en línea recta ascendente de una persona. ► sustantivo masculino plural 2 El padre y la madre de una persona: ■ sus progenitores le ayudaron a realizar sus sueños. SINÓNIMO [padres] * * * …   Enciclopedia Universal