grandsire

[ grand-sahyuhr ]
/ ˈgrændˌsaɪər /

noun

a grandfather.
Archaic.
  1. a forefather.
  2. an aged man.

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Origin of grandsire

1250–1300; Middle English graunt-sire<Anglo-French. See grand-, sire
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British Dictionary definitions for grandsire (1 of 2)

grandsire1
/ (ˈɡrænˌsaɪə, ˈɡrænd-) /

noun

an archaic word for grandfather

British Dictionary definitions for grandsire (2 of 2)

grandsire2
/ (ˈɡrændsə, -ˌsaɪə) /

noun

bell-ringing a well-established method used in change-ringingSee method (def. 4)
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