English-Finnish translations for descendant

Definition of descendant

  • descending from a biological ancestor
  • One who is the progeny of a specified person, at any distance of time or through any number of generations
  • A thing that derives directly from a given precursor or source
  • A later evolutionary type
  • A language that is descended from another
  • A word or form in one language that is descended from a counterpart in an ancestor language


  • The patriarch survived many descendants: five children, a dozen grandchildren, even a great grandchild.
  • This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants.
  • Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.
  • English and Scots are the descendants of Old English.

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