primogenitor

noun
pri·​mo·​gen·​i·​tor | \ ˌprī-mō-ˈje-nə-tər How to pronounce primogenitor (audio) \

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the family held a huge reunion to mark the 200th anniviersary of their primogenitors' arrival in America

First Known Use of primogenitor

1643, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for primogenitor

borrowed from New Latin prīmogenitor (Medieval Latin, "eldest son"), from prīmo- (in Late Latin prīmogenitus "firstborn," prīmogenitūra "condition of being the firstborn") + Latin genitor "father, parent, originator" — more at primogeniture, progenitor

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The first known use of primogenitor was in 1643

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“Primogenitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primogenitor. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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