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One entry found for ancestor.
Main Entry: an·ces·tor
Pronunciation: primarystressan-secondarystressses-tschwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English ancestre "ancestor," from early French ancestre (same meaning), from Latin antecessor "one that goes before," derived from earlier antecedere "to go before," from ante- "before" and cedere "to go, yield" --related to CONCEDE, PREDECESSOR
1 : one from whom an individual, group, or species is descended
2 : something from which something else has developed : FORERUNNER

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