See also 153. FATHER ; 204. HEREDITY ; 281. MOTHER ; 304. ORIGINS ; 307. PARENTS ; 341. RACE .
- an inclination toward old-fashioned things, speech, or actions, especially those of one’s ancestors. Also archaicism . —archaist, n. —archaistic, adj.
- the reappearance in the present of a characteristic belonging to a remote ancestor. —atavist, n. —atavistic, adj.
- Ancient Rome. the malevolent ghosts or spirits of a family’s dead ancestors.
- descent through the female line, as in ancestry, inheritance, etc. —matrilineal, matrilinear , adj.
- relationship or descent by the male line, as in ancestry, inheritance, etc. —patrilineal, patrilinear, adj.
- the person from whom a line of descent originates.
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