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Meaning of “ancestor” - Learner’s Dictionary

ancestor

noun [C]     /ˈænsestər/
B2 a relative who lived a long time ago: My ancestors came from Ireland.Ancestors and descendants
ancestral     /ænˈsestrəl/ adjective
Translations of “ancestor”
in Arabic سَلَف…
in Korean 조상…
in Malaysian nenek moyang…
in French ancêtre…
in Turkish ced, ata…
in Italian antenato, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 祖先,祖宗, (動植物)原種, (物體)原型…
in Russian предок…
in Polish przodek…
in Vietnamese tổ tiên…
in Spanish antepasado, antepasada…
in Portuguese ancestral, antepassado, -a…
in Thai บรรพบุรุษ…
in German der/die Vorfahr(in)…
in Catalan avantpassat, -ada…
in Japanese 祖先, 先祖…
in Indonesian leluhur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祖先,祖宗, (动植物)原种, (物体)原型…
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