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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Anglo-Norman ancestrel, from ancestre (ancestor).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ænˈsɛs.təɹ.əl/, /ænˈsɛs.tɹəl/

AdjectiveEdit

ancestral (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors
    an ancestral estate
    one's ancestral home

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old French adjective ancestrel, from the noun ancestre (ancestor), from Late Latin antecessor, an agent noun from the past participle stem of Latin antecedere (to proceed), from the prefix ante- with the infinitive cedere (to go), the former from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- (to avoid or to go away), from the Proto-Indo-European *ked- (to yield or to go).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ancestral (feminine singular ancestrale, masculine plural ancestraux, feminine plural ancestrales)

  1. ancestral

ReferencesEdit

  • ancestral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old French adjective ancestrel, from the noun ancestre (ancestor), from Late Latin antecessor (predecessor), an agent noun from the past participle stem of Latin antecedere (to proceed), from the prefix ante- with the infinitive cedere (to go), the former from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- (to avoid or to go away), from the Proto-Indo-European *ked- (to yield or to go).

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AdjectiveEdit

ancestral m, f (plural ancestrais, comparable)

  1. ancestral (relating to ancestors)
  2. archaic (extremely old)

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NounEdit

ancestral m, f (plural ancestrais)

  1. ancestor; forefather (someone from whom a person is descended)

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ancestral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old French adjective ancestrel, from the noun ancestre (ancestor), from Late Latin predecessor, an agent noun from the past participle stem of Latin antecedere (to proceed), from the prefix ante- with the infinitive cedere (to go), the latter from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- (to avoid or to go away), from the Proto-Indo-European *ked- (to yield or to go).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /anθesˈtɾal/, [ãn̟θesˈt̪ɾal]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /ansesˈtɾal/, [ãnsesˈt̪ɾal]

AdjectiveEdit

ancestral (plural ancestrales)

  1. ancestral

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ancestral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

Further readingEdit