Associations to the word «Ancestral»


ANCESTRAL, adjective. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.
ANCESTRAL CHART, noun. A family tree or pedigree in which the ancestors, rather than the descendants of a particular person are shown
ANCESTRAL CHARTS, noun. Plural of ancestral chart
ANCESTRAL HALL, noun. An ancestral shrine.
ANCESTRAL HALLS, noun. Plural of ancestral hall
ANCESTRAL NAME, noun. A surname, particularly used in contexts where other surnames (such as patronymics or clan names) need to be distinguished
ANCESTRAL NAME, noun. (Sinology) The xing surname in its ancient use where it was distinguished from the shi clan name, as opposed to its modern use as a simple surname
ANCESTRAL NAMES, noun. Plural of ancestral name
ANCESTRAL SHRINE, noun. A Chinese temple dedicated to deified ancestors and progenitors of surname lineages or families in Chinese folk religion.
ANCESTRAL SHRINES, noun. Plural of ancestral shrine
ANCESTRAL TEMPLE, noun. An ancestral shrine.
ANCESTRAL TEMPLES, noun. Plural of ancestral temple

Dictionary definition

ANCESTRAL, adjective. Inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition".
ANCESTRAL, adjective. Of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King