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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: progignere 'to produce young'

progenitor

noun
     
pro‧gen‧i‧tor [countable]
1 formal someone who first thought of an idea
progenitor of
a progenitor of cubism
2HB technical a person or animal that lived in the past, to whom someone or something living now is related [= ancestor]

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