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Etymology

Middle English dessendaunte, from Anglo-Norman descendant.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
descendant

Plural
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  1. One who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; e.g. a child; a grandchild, etc.
  2. (Biology) A later type; as, dogs evolved from relatives of early wolves.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] descendent, descendens, present participle of descendere.

Pronunciation

Verb form

descendant

  1. Present participle of descendre.

Noun

Singular Plural
Male descendant
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/
descendants
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/
Female descendante
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃t/
descendantes
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃t/

descendant

  1. A descendant; one who is the progeny of someone at any distance of time; e.g. a child; a grandchild, etc.

Adjective

Singular Plural
Masculine descendant
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/
descendants
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/
Feminine descendante
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃t/
descendantes
IPA: /de.sɑ̃.dɑ̃t/

descendant m. (f. descendante, m. plural descendants, f. plural descendantes)

  1. Which is descending.

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