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forefathersnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈfɔːˌfɑː.ðəz/ us   /ˈfɔːrˌfɑː.ðɚz/ literary
someone's relatives who lived a long time ago
(Definition of forefathers from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forefathersplural noun

us   /ˈfɔrˌfɑð·ərz, ˈfoʊr-/
members of a family, national, or religious group who lived in the past: Mario is spending the summer in Italy, the land of his forefathers.
(Definition of forefathers from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forefathers”
in Spanish antepasados…
in Vietnamese tổ tiên…
in Malaysian nenek moyang…
in Thai บรรพบุรุษ…
in French ancêtres…
in German der Ahn…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祖先…
in Indonesian leluhur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 祖先,祖宗…
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