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EtymologyEdit

From great- +‎ grandparent.

NounEdit

great-grandparent (plural great-grandparents)

  1. A parent of a grandparent.

Usage notesEdit

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-grandparent", "four-greats grandparent" or "four-times-great-grandparent".

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