ancestral

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Anglo-Norman ancestrel, from ancestre ‎(ancestor).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

ancestral ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French adjective ancestrel, from the noun 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 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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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. ancestral

References[edit]

  • ancestral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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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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Adjective[edit]

ancestral m, f ‎(plural ancestrais, comparable)

  1. ancestral (relating to ancestors)
  2. archaic (extremely old)

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Noun[edit]

ancestral m f (plural ancestrais)

  1. ancestor; forefather (someone from whom a person is descended)

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References[edit]

  • ancestral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French adjective 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).

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Adjective[edit]

ancestral m, f ‎(plural ancestrales)

  1. ancestral

References[edit]

  • ancestral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).