Same as ancestral.

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  • ancestral — ancestral, ale, aux [ ɑ̃sɛstral, o ] adj. • 1853; de ancestre, ancêtre 1 ♦ Qui a appartenu aux ancêtres, qu on tient des ancêtres. Mœurs, croyances ancestrales. Par ext. Qui remonte très loin dans le temps. ⇒ immémorial. 2 ♦ Biol. Gène ancestral …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ancestrale — an·ce·strà·le agg. 1. CO relativo agli antenati, ereditato dagli antenati: un archetipo ancestrale, paure, timori ancestrali Sinonimi: atavico, avito, primigenio, primordiale. 2. TS biol. di organo o carattere presente in specie fossili, ma… …   Dizionario italiano

  • anzestral — an|zes|tral* <aus engl. ancestral »angestammt, ererbt«, dies aus gleichbed. altfr. ancestrel (fr. ancestral) zu ancêtre »Stammvater, Vorfahr«, dies aus gleichbed. lat. antecessor; vgl. ↑Antezessor> altertümlich, stammesgeschichtlich …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ancestral — (adj.) 1520s, from O.Fr. ancestrel (Anglo Fr. auncestrel), from ancestre (see ANCESTOR (Cf. ancestor)). Related: Ancestrally …   Etymology dictionary

  • ancestral — adj. belonging to or inherited from one s ancestors. Etymology: F ancestrel (as ANCESTOR) …   Useful english dictionary

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