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ancestor

an early type of animal or plant from which a later, usually dissimilar, type has evolved
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But collectively it is seen as memory chains--not history but the longue duree in fiction, its appropriate habitat--imaginatively re-creating the ancestress of ancestresses whom no soldier was to describe.
three bovines, make prayer; let it be that which is used [for] Ancestress Geng.
His third dam Viva La Sec is also ancestress of Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero Astronomer Royal.
Thus matriliny, with its associations with the Iawbei or ancestress, and Suidnia or eldest maternal uncle, is central to the Khasi religion.
Catherine Swinford is ancestress of all British monarchs from the Tudors to the House of Windsor and Prince William himself.
My ancestress, the first Marchioness Conyngham, was his last mistress and he stayed at Slane Castle on his State Visit to Ireland in 1821.
It is only when she goes to stay with her auntie Kara and is shown the priceless ruby locket, an heirloom that belonged to her French ancestress, that her life changes she falls asleep wearing her aunt's locket.
Manifesting as a dove, a mountain lion, a chrysalis, or a woman with snakes spiralling up her arms, Evans's Minoan goddess was a fertile virgin and peaceful warrior, ancestress of Artemis, Ariadne and Psyche.
So she is blessed for her loyalty and kindness to her mother-in-law by becoming the ancestress of King David.
The story derived from the Bible was early known in Ethiopia, and the Queen of Sheba was venerated as the national ancestress of the Ethiopian people.
Not only was the Mary the first yacht outside Holland but she was the ancestress of the thousands of racing yachts and dinghies sailing around Britain today.
The author's aim is to delve beneath the myths and legends that have surrounded his ancestress and to give 'an intimate portrait' as well as an assessment of Nell Gwyn's importance at court and in politics.