pseudo ancestral

ancestral

[an-ses-truhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to ancestors; descending or claimed from ancestors: an ancestral home.
2.
serving as a forerunner, prototype, or inspiration.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English aunce(s)trel < Middle French, equivalent to ancestre ancestor + -el -al1

ancestrally, adverb
nonancestral, adjective
nonancestrally, adverb
pseudoancestral, adjective
pseudoancestrally, adverb
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ancestral (ænˈsɛstrəl)
 
adj
1.  of, inherited from, or derived from ancestors: his ancestral home
 
n
2.  logic a relation that holds between x and y if there is a chain of instances of a given relation leading from x to y. Thus the ancestral of parent of is ancestor of, since x is the ancestor of y if and only if x is a parent of…a parent of…a parent of y
 
an'cestrally
 
adv

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ancestral
1520s, from O.Fr. ancestrel (Anglo-Fr. auncestrel), from ancestre (see ancestor).
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