grandsire

[grand-sahyuh r]

Origin of grandsire

1250–1300; Middle English graunt-sire < Anglo-French. See grand-, sire
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grandsire

1
noun
  1. an archaic word for grandfather

grandsire

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noun
  1. bell-ringing a well-established method used in change-ringingSee method (def. 4)
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Word Origin and History for grandsire
n.

late 13c., from Anglo-French graunt sire; see grand (adj.) + sire (n.).

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