elderfather

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English eldrefader, aldurfadur, equivalent to elder +‎ father.

Noun[edit]

elderfather (plural elderfathers)

  1. Synonym of eldfather
    • 2011, Octavia E. Butler, Fledgling:
      "[...] He was Daniel's elderfather. And he favored a mating between his sons and me."