genitor

noun

gen·​i·​tor
ˈjenətər,
-nəˌtȯ(ə)r
plural -s
: one who begets : father, parent
the genitor of that political hybrid, the corporate stateAvro Manhattan
specifically : the biological as distinguished from the legal father in some cultures compare pater

Word History

Etymology

Middle English genytur, from Latin genitor, from genitus (past participle of gignere to beget) + -or

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of genitor was in the 15th century

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“Genitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genitor. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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