ancestor
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el antepasado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la antepasada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My ancestors immigrated to the United States from Germany.Mis antepasados inmigraron a los Estados Unidos desde Alemania.
b. el ancestro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ancestra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My ancestors on my father's side came from the region of Catalonia.Mis ancestros de parte de padre provienen de la región de Cataluña.
2. (predecessor)
a. el antecesor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la antecesora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This machine doesn't work any better than its ancestor.Esta máquina no funciona para nada mejor que su antecesora.
b. el predecesor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la predecesora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This version of the prototype has some advantages over its ancestor.Esta versión del prototipo tiene algunas ventajas sobre su predecesora.
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ancestor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el ancestro m, antepasado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la ancestro m, antepasado(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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ancestor [ˈænsɪstəʳ]
noun
1 (person) antepasadoaantepasada (m) (f);a antepasada
Our daily lives are so different from those of our ancestors He could trace his ancestors back 700 years
2 [of machine, idea, organization] antecesoraantecesora (m) (f);a antecesora predecesorapredecesora (m) (f);a predecesora
The immediate ancestor of rock 'n' roll is rhythm-and-blues ...a rare pack of Devatara cards, a possible Indian ancestor of the Tarot ...an important ancestor of later international organizations including the UN
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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