What is another word for progenitor?

Pronunciation: [pɹə͡ʊd͡ʒˈɛnɪtə] (IPA)

Progenitor is a word used to describe someone who is a founder or an ancestor. There are several synonyms for the word progenitor, which can be used in different contexts to convey the same meaning. The synonyms include forefather, predecessor, originator, founder, creator and ancestor. Forefather refers to someone who is a male ancestor from a previous generation. Predecessor is used to denote someone who held a position before another person or a group. Originator implies someone who initiates or begins something new. Founder means someone who establishes a new enterprise or institution. Creator is someone who separates something new from existing ones. Finally, Ancestor refers to any person related to one by blood and from whom one is descended.

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Usage examples for Progenitor

It was imported into the Arctic by the wolf progenitor of the dog from warmer lands, where its swing served a useful purpose in fly time.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
The older account of the priests and the later one of the prophets, which are mixed together in these books, had equally reason to place in as favourable a light as possible the founder of the power of Israel, of the united worship, the minstrel of the psalms, the progenitor of the kings of Judah, and to put him in the right as against Saul and the house of Saul.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
As these meaningless distinctions descend indiscriminately to all male members of the family whose progenitor was thus endowed, the prospect is that titled people will by and by become as plenty here as Maltese oranges, or the "Legion of Honor" in France.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Progenitor

  • The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow.
    Peter R. Grant
  • The god, it would appear, was frequently thought of as the physical progenitor or first father of his people.
    William Robertson Smith
  • LeDuff’s argument (in #37) that an image, once floated on the international art-sea, is a fish that anyone may grab with impunity, and make it his own, would not persuade an oyster. Questions of primacy are not to be scumbled in this way, which, had he been writing from a European perspective, he would understand, and be ashamed. The brutality of the American rape of the world’s exhibition spaces and organs of art-information has distanciated his senses. The historical aspects have been adequately trodden by others, but there is one category yet to be entertained—that of the psychological. The fact that LeDuff is replicated in every museum, in every journal, that one cannot turn one’s gaze without bumping into this raw plethora, LeDuff, LeDuff, LeDuff (whereas poor Bruno, the true progenitor, is eating the tops of bunches of carrots)—what has this done to LeDuff himself? It has turned him into a dead artist, but the corpse yet bounces in its grave, calling attention toward itself in the most unseemly manner. But truth cannot be swallowed forever. When the real story of low optical stimulus is indited, Bruno will be rectified.
    Donald Barthelme
  • These people, scattered all over the country, a few of them on the continent, were much like normal people. To outsiders, their relationship was not apparent; they certainly never revealed it; they never met.They had the inexpressible benefit of their progenitor's one hundred and seventy-odd years' experience, and not only of his, but of all the other Franks. It was small wonder that, with few exceptions, whatever they did they prospered.
    Brian Aldiss

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