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early; prior; former; in advance; first
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(先人)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

先人

  1. ancestors; forebears; forefathers
  2. (respectful) one's deceased father; my late father; my dearly departed father
  3. the ancients; people from ancient times; forefathers

SynonymsEdit

  • (ancestors):
  • (one's deceased father): (literary) 亡父 (wángfù), (literary) 先父 (xiānfù), (literary) 先考 (xiānkǎo)
  • (the ancients): 古人 (gǔrén), 前人 (qiánrén)