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).