paternity (part of speech: noun)
precursor (part of speech: noun)
The sight of her leaving, so as to avoid meeting me, angered me and some piratical old forebear
of mine came down from above or came up from below at that moment and perched on my right shoulder.
- "32 Caliber", Donald McGibeny.
And some sort of instinct, trickling in the blood from that riverman forebear,
prompted her strike a pose, which brought a yelp of admiration from the old man.
- "Joan of Arc of the North Woods", Holman Day.
Go in, my lord; Go home, my brother, and forebear
to make A public scandal of a petty grief.
- "The Oedipus Trilogy", Sophocles.