ancestress


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an•ces•tress

(ˈæn sɛs trɪs; esp. Brit. -sə strɪs)

n.
a woman from whom one is descended.
[1570–80]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ancestress - a woman ancestorancestress - a woman ancestor      
ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root - someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
Translations

ancestress

(o.f.) [ˈænsɪstrɪs] Nantepasada f

ancestress

nVorfahrin f, → Ahne f; (= progenitor)Ahnfrau f, → Stammmutter f
References in classic literature ?
Manson Mingott's to receive that venerable ancestress's blessing.
I like all the novelties," said the ancestress, lifting the stone to her small bright orbs, which no glasses had ever disfigured.
Welland interposed, with the proper affectation of reluctance; to which the ancestress rejoined: "Know each other?
And did not Biddy trace to Erin, mother and star of the breed, through a long descendant out of Breda Mixer, herself an ancestress of Breda Muddler?
The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel" afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers --all kith and kin to noble Benjamin --this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
Would they not rather have poisoned me at my meals, or with the fumes of wax, as they did my ancestress, Jeanne d'Albret?" Suddenly, the chill of the dungeons seemed to fall like a wet cloak upon Louis's shoulders.
One ancestress of Volumnia, in high- heeled shoes, very like her--casting the shadow of that virgin event before her full two centuries--shoots out into a halo and becomes a saint.
Sir Henry Wotton, [Footnote: The first o is pronounced as in note .] statesman and Provost (head) of Eton School, displays the Elizabethan idealism in 'The Character of a Happy Life' and in his stanzas in praise of Elizabeth, daughter of King James, wife of the ill-starred Elector-Palatine and King of Bohemia, and ancestress of the present English royal family.
The shrine is where the goddess Amaterasu, said to be the direct ancestress of the imperial family, is enshrined.
This is to recall the ancestress whose Irish family had made its fortune in 19th-century Manila.
The rock holds great significance because it is associated with the legendary traveller Hatupatu and the ancestress Kurungaituku/ Kurangaituku.
President Barack Obama and other G7 partners one-by-one at Ise Grand Shrine in central Japan, dedicated to sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, mythical ancestress of the emperor.