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progenitor
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Definition
a direct ancestor (parent, grandparent, great grandparent, etc.)

or:

a predecessor, precursor, or early model of something

or:

someone who creates something
  • The many families or gentes, called Asklepiads, who devoted themselves to the study and practice of medicine, and who principally dwelt near the temples of Asklepius, whither sick and suffering men came to obtain relief—all recognized the god not merely as the object of their common worship, but also as their actual progenitor.
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