ancestral

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman ancestrel, from ancestre (ancestor).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ænˈsɛs.təɹ.əl/, /ænˈsɛs.tɹəl/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

ancestral (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors
    an ancestral estate
    one's ancestral home

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old French ancestrel, from ancestre (ancestor), from Late Latin antecessor, an agent noun from the past participle stem of Latin antecedere (to proceed), from the prefix ante- with the infinitive cedere (to go), the latter from Proto-Italic *kesdō (to avoid or to go away), from Proto-Indo-European *ked- (to yield or to go).

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ancestral (feminine ancestrale, masculine plural ancestraux, feminine plural ancestrales)

  1. ancestral
    • 1983, Les Maîtres de l'Univers
      Par le pouvoir du crâne ancestral ! Je détiens la force toute-puissante !
      By the power of Grayskull! I have the power!
    • 1985, She-Ra, la princesse du pouvoir
      Pour l'honneur du crâne ancestral ! Je suis She-Ra !
      For the honor of Grayskull! I am She-Ra!

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French adjective ancestrel, from the noun ancestre (ancestor), from Late Latin antecessor (predecessor), an agent noun from the past participle stem of Latin antecedere (to proceed), from the prefix ante- with the infinitive cedere (to go), the former from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- (to avoid or to go away), from the Proto-Indo-European *ked- (to yield or to go).

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  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: an‧ces‧tral

Adjective[edit]

ancestral m or f (plural ancestrais, comparable)

  1. ancestral (relating to ancestors)
  2. archaic (extremely old)
    Synonyms: arcaico, antigo

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Noun[edit]

ancestral m, f (plural ancestrais)

  1. ancestor; forefather (someone from whom a person is descended)
    Synonyms: progenitor, antepassado, ascendente, avoengo

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ancestral

Adjective[edit]

ancestral m or n (feminine singular ancestrală, masculine plural ancestrali, feminine and neuter plural ancestrale)

  1. ancestral

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French ancestrel, from the noun ancestre (ancestor), from Late Latin predecessor, an agent noun from the past participle stem of Latin antecedere (to proceed), from the prefix ante- with the infinitive cedere (to go), the latter from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- (to avoid or to go away), from the Proto-Indo-European *ked- (to yield or to go).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /anθesˈtɾal/, [ãn̟.θesˈt̪ɾal]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ansesˈtɾal/, [ãn.sesˈt̪ɾal]

Adjective[edit]

ancestral (plural ancestrales)

  1. ancestral

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