What is ancestor?


An ancestor or forebear is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i.e., a grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grandparent, and so forth). Ancestor is "any person from whom one is descended. In law the person from whom an estate has been inherited."

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Marriage In Scotland - Eligibility
... Under Scots law, one may not marry one's ancestor or descendant sibling aunt/uncle or nephew/niece adoptive parent adopted child Additionally, the following marriages are not allowed except under certain ...
... Caucas or Kavkasus (Georgian კავკასოსი) was the purported ancestor of Caucasians ... founder of the Armenians), Movakos, Lekos, Heros, Kartlos (known to be ancestor of Georgian people), and Egros (from whom other peoples of the region (Georgians of Kolkheti (egrisi civilisation)) took ... Caucas' son Dzurdzuk is said to be the ancestor of modern Chechens and Ingush ...
... similar genus which had developed endocones, replacing the diaphragms of the ellesmerocerid ancestor ... to the Endoceratidae although a proterocameroceratid ancestor remains possible ... Their shell was on one hand a carry over from some Cambrian monoplacophoran ancestor, passed on through previous orders, and on the other both a hydrodynamic facilitator and protection ...
Citrus Subg. Papeda - Ancestor
... with molecular studies that the citron, pomelo, mandarin and papeda were the ancestors of all other citrus species and their varieties, as they resulted from breeding ...
... An ancestor or forebear is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i.e ... Ancestor is "any person from whom one is descended ... from whom an estate has been inherited." Two individuals have a genetic relationship if one is the ancestor of the other, or if they share a common ancestor ...

Famous quotes containing the word ancestor:

    We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority ... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our “white mythology.” Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.
    Ihab Hassan (b. 1925)

    In the core of God’s abysm,—
    Was a weed of self and schism;
    And ever the Daemonic Love
    Is the ancestor of wars,
    And the parent of remorse.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I cannot yet begin to understand
    Why we are proud that an ancestor knew
    The crazy Poe, who was not of our kind
    Bats in the belfry that round and round flew
    In vapors not quite wholesome for the mind.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)