great-grandfather

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

great +‎ grandfather

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

great-grandfather ‎(plural great-grandfathers)

  1. The father of a grandparent.

Usage notes[edit]

Additional instances of "great-" can be prepended to the term, each indicating one further generation of ancestry. For large numbers of generations a number can be substituted, for example, "fourth great-grandfather" or "four-times-great-grandfather".

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