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forebear

noun [C usually plural] (also forbear) uk   /ˈfɔː.beər/  us   /ˈfɔːr.ber/ formal
a relative who lived in the past
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in Chinese (Traditional) 祖先,祖宗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祖先,祖宗…
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