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foremother

[fawr-muhth-er, fohr-]
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noun
  1. a female ancestor.
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Origin of foremother

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

noun
  1. a female ancestor
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