forefatherly

forefather

[fawr-fah-ther, fohr-]
noun
an ancestor.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English forefader. See fore-, father

forefatherly, adjective


forebear, progenitor, patriarch, forerunner.
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forefather (ˈfɔːˌfɑːðə)
 
n
an ancestor, esp a male
 
'forefatherly
 
adj

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forefather
"ancestor," c.1300, from fore + father; perhaps directly from O.N. forfaðir.
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