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foremother

[fawr-muhth-er, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌmʌð ər, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a female ancestor.
Origin of foremother
1575-1585
1575-85; fore- + mother1 on the model of forefather
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  • Some forefather of yours may have heard the song of the Over-Lord, perhaps from the lips of some foremother of mine.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for foremother

foremother

/ˈfɔːˌmʌðə/
noun
1.
a female ancestor
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