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English noun: ancestor

1. ancestor (person) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Synonymsantecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root

Broader (hypernym)relation, relative

Narrower (hyponym)ancestress, father, forbear, forebear, forefather, foremother, primogenitor, progenitor, sire

Antonymsdescendant, descendent

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