great-grandmother

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Etymology[edit]

From great- +‎ grandmother.

Noun[edit]

great-grandmother (plural great-grandmothers)

  1. The mother of one's 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-grandmother", "four-greats grandmother" or "four-times-great-grandmother".

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