2 an originator or founder of a future development; precursor
(C14: from Latin: ancestor, from pro-1 + genitor parent, from gignere to beget)
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1 ancestor, begetter, forebear, forefather, parent, primogenitor, procreator
2 antecedent, forerunner, instigator, originator, precursor, predecessor, source
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