Word of the DayMonday, April 23, 2012
\JUR-muh-nl\ , adjective;
Being in the earliest stage of development.
Of or pertaining to a germ or germs.
Of the nature of a germ or germ cell.
The germinal idea can be anything that gets your creative juices flowing. It can be a place, a person, an odd event.
-- James N. Frey, The Key
But there are also young forces which are connected with the germinal qualities the Earth holds within the cosmos.
-- Rudolf Steiner, The Fifth Gospel
Germinal is derived from the Latin word germen meaning "sprout, bud."
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