Origin of ancestor
Examples from the Web for ancestor
It is possible to name an ancestor to this obsessive-compulsive noir: David Lynch.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soon after he was seen stumping for the Assad regime in his ancestor's conflagrated homeland.Abdel el-Zabayar: From Parliament to the Frontlines|Mac Margolis|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Schiele is, if nothing else, an ancestor of the best in long-legged fashion illustration.
So a story prefigures Light in August, just as an ancestor precedes a descendant.C.E. Morgan: ‘Light in August’ is Faulkner’s Great American Novel|C.E. Morgan|August 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That "digital" gesture is a reminder that weavings are the ancestor of today's computer-treated images.
On the last page of the chapter he again saw the name of his ancestor, Autiel Duryea.Doom of the House of Duryea|Earl Peirce
All I said was that if he had been my ancestor instead of yours, you would have called him a hangman.The Opinions of a Philosopher|Robert Grant
Thus, ancestor cult also began with the cult of animals, not with that of human ancestors.
If you do, you represent the woman whom my ancestor loved, and you are closely related to Jessie Floyd.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
Either the soul of an ancestor or that of a protective being is regarded as incorporated in the animal.
British Dictionary definitions for ancestor
Word Origin for ancestor
Word Origin and History for ancestor
c.1300, ancestre, antecessour, from Old French ancestre (12c., Modern French ancêtre), from Late Latin antecessor "predecessor," literally "foregoer," agent noun from past participle stem of Latin antecedere "to precede," from ante- "before" (see ante) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Current form from early 15c. Feminine form ancestress recorded from 1570s.