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Definition of Ancestor

Ancestor

  1. One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father.
  2. An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.
  3. One from whom an estate has descended; -- the correlative of heir.

Ancestors Quotations

It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel's attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.
Alice Walker

I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line.
Ziggy Marley

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just as our ancient ancestors drew animals on cave walls and carved animals from wood and bone, we decorate our homes with animal prints and motifs, give our children stuffed animals to clutch, cartoon animals to watch, animal stories to read.
Diane Ackerman

What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind.
Ratan Tata
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Ancestor Translations

ancestor in German is Vorfahr, Vorfahre, Ahne, Vorfahr
ancestor in Latin is atavus, progenitor
ancestor in Spanish is antepasado

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