Definition of primigenous in English:

primigenous

adjective

  • = primigenial.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Theophilus Gale (1628–1679), ejected minister and theologian. From classical Latin prīmigenus relating to birth or origin, alteration (due to metrical requirements) of prīmigenius first-born, original, primitive + -ous, perhaps after indigenous.

Pronunciation

primigenous

/prʌɪˈmɪdʒ(ə)nəs//prʌɪˈmɪdʒɪnəs/