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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The founder of a family; Person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group.

Usage examples (35)
  • Our pagan forefathers believed the oak to be a sacred tree and that the marks in the bark revealed the presence of a dryad.
  • Giotto, the man described as the forefather of the Renaissance movement.
  • 'I am a Sac,' said I; 'my forefather was a Sac; and all the nation call me a Sac.'
  • They have a tradition that their forefather was a man of the name of Shayg (شايق), whose four sons gave origin to their principal tribes. for more
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