or less commonly primigenial
: first formed or generated : original, primitive

Word History


modification (influenced by Late Latin primogenitalis primogenital) of Latin primigenius primogenial (from primus first + -genius —from gignere to beget—) + English -al

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“Primogenial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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