Talk:grandparent

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

merging[edit]

These 4 definitions can be concisely and accurately encompassed by saying "parent of one's parent". These 4 *could* be subsenses, but really they're just redundant (if someone doesn't understand that parent means mother or father they look that up). Instead of subsenses, let's list grandmother and grandfather as hyponyms (though I wish the word weren't so "academic"). Languages that distinguish between either gender of grandchild (or grandchild's parents) should note that in the translations line (or on the entries for grandmother/grandfather). We don't format our *definitions* based on concerns solely from other languages (there'd be too many, should we break the definition down again by "elder"/"younger" like they do in many asian languages?). --Bequw¢τ 20:58, 19 April 2008 (UTC)