great-great-great-grand-father in italian ..?

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Ron Wolpa
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great-great-great-grand-father in italian ..?

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I need this word to be confirmed , great-great-great-grand-father in italian is "bisavolo " (:?:)
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Re: great-great-great-grand-father in italian ..?

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Ron Wolpa wrote:I need this word to be confirmed , great-great-great-grand-father in italian is "bisavolo " (:?:)
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Great grandfather-bisnonno/bisavolo
Great Great Grandfather-trisnonno/trisavolo
Great Great Great Grandfather -quadrisnonno/quadrisavolo

Great Grandparents- bisnonni/bisavoli
Great Great Grandparents-trisnonni/trisavoli
Great Great Great Grandparents quadrisnonni /quadrisavoli

bisnonni/trisnonni are common more so than bisavolo, ecc.
trisavoli also means old ancestors

Antenati...ancestors

It depends on where in Italy you are to which terms are used.

In Northern Italy , they tend to use Antenati after Trisnonni...

Ember, Carlo, Gabriele, Umberto, etc... Could you help us here with an explanation of which terms are more commonly used to refer to Great great great ancestors, etc. Thanks.
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Post by Ron Wolpa »

not the kind of stuff I usually find in my dictionary;
I will try to purchase another unabridged one ;
Thank you very much for helping me out.
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E'un mistero :D gli italiani non parlano spesso dei loro antenati, perchè quasi tutti hanno antenati italiani a differenza degli americani :)

Dopo il trisnonno, io uso la parola quadrisavolo e poi quinquisavolo... e poi non so! :)
Spesso si usa anche "il padre del mio bisnonno" ecc.

Altri sistemi di nomenclatura:
1 - avo = il nonno (gli avi = antenati)
2 - bisavolo, o bisavo, o proavo = bisnonno
3 - arcavolo, o trisavolo, o àtavo, o terzavolo, o terzavo, o trisavo = trisnonno
4 - bisarcavolo, o arcibisnonno = quadrisavolo
5 - quintavolo = quinquisavolo
6 - arcibisavolo non è più riportato.

Forse si possono usare anche i numeri romani... pentavolo, esavolo, eptavolo...
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Imparo qualcosa nuova ogni giorno, grazie Ember e Roby :)
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