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an·ces·tor

ancestor

 
 
pronunciation:
aen ses str [or] aen ss str
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person in your family who lived a long time before you were born.
Her ancestors came to America from Africa.
 
similar words:
father, parent
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The word ancestor comes from a Latin word that means "to go before."
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