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great-

prefix
 
/ɡreɪt/
great-grandfather/-grandmother the father or mother of your grandfather or grandmother
great-aunt/-uncle the aunt or uncle of your mother or father
great-grandchild, -granddaughter, etc. the child, daughter, etc. of your grandson or granddaughter
great-niece/-nephew the daughter or son of your niece or nephew
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