One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her early life and antecedents have been traced’
ancestor, forefather, forebear, predecessor, progenitor
family, family tree, stock, ancestry, descent, genealogy, roots, extraction, birth
history, past, background, record
rare filiation, stirps
2‘music composed for vihuela (the guitar's lute-like antecedent)’
precursor, forerunner, predecessor
previous, earlier, prior, foregoing, preceding, precursory
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