Definitions for: Progenitor


[n] an ancestor in the direct line



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: primogenitor

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

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