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From bis- +‎ abuelo.


bisabuelo m (plural bisabuelos, feminine bisabuela, feminine plural bisabuelas)

  1. great-grandparent; great-grandfather (great-grandmother for the feminine form)

Usage notes[edit]

The noun bisabuelo is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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