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primogenitor

Definitions of primogenitor
  1. noun
    an ancestor in the direct line
    synonyms: progenitor
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    examples:
    Blessed Virgin
    the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
    Naomi
    the mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
    types:
    genitor
    a natural father or mother
    parent
    a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
    type of:
    ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root
    someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
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