Aunt

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An aunt and her niece in Tigray, Ethiopia.

An aunt is a person who is the sister of a parent. Aunts are second-degree and share 25% genetic overlap when they are the full sister of one of the biological parents. Known alternate terms include Auntie or Aunty. A half-aunt is a half-sister of a parent and is a third-degree relative with 12.5% genetic overlap. An aunt-in-law is a wife of one's uncle, direct genetic overlap will typically be 0%, as this person entered the family through marriage and typically is not a blood relative. An aunt-in-law can also be an aunt of one's spouse. A co-aunt-in-law is a wife of one's uncle of one's spouse. A double-half-aunt is a daughter of a paternal grandmother with maternal grandfather, in other words, maternal half-sister of one's father and paternal half-sister of one's mother at the same time. A double-half-aunt also is a daughter of a maternal grandmother with paternal grandfather, in other words, paternal half-sister of one's father and maternal half-sister of one's mother at the same time.

The masculine counterpart of an aunt is an uncle, and the reciprocal relationship is that of a nephew or niece.

A great-aunt[1][2]/grandaunt[3] (sometimes written grand-aunt[4]) is the sister of one's grandparent. A half-great-aunt/half-grandaunt is the half-sister of one's grandparent. A great-aunt-in-law/grandaunt-in-law is the wife of one's great-uncle/granduncle. A great-aunt-in-law/grandaunt-in-law can also be is the great-aunt/grandaunt of one's spouse. A co-great-aunt-in-law/co-grandaunt-in-law is a wife of one's great-uncle/granduncle of one's spouse.

A great-great-aunt/great-grandaunt is the sister of one's great-grandparent. A half-great-great-aunt/half-great-grandaunt is the half-sister of one's great-grandparent. A great-great-aunt-in-law/great-grandaunt-in-law is the wife of one's great-great-uncle/great-granduncle. A great-great-aunt-in-law/great-grandaunt-in-law can also be is the great-great-aunt/great-grandaunt of one's spouse. A co-great-great-aunt-in-law/co-great-grandaunt-in-law is a wife of one's great-great-uncle/great-granduncle of one's spouse.

A cousin-aunt (often addressed simply as aunt) is the female cousin of one's parent, in other words, cousin-aunt is the niece of one's grandparent.

Variation of terms[edit]

  • Maternal aunt: mother's full sister.
  • Paternal aunt: father's full sister.
  • Maternal aunt-in-law: mother's full brother's wife.
  • Paternal aunt-in-law: father's full brother's wife.
  • Maternal half-aunt - number one / Half-aunt - number one: mother's maternal half-sister.
  • Maternal half-aunt - number two / Half-aunt - number two: mother's paternal half-sister.
  • Paternal half-aunt - number one / Half-aunt - number three: father's maternal half-sister.
  • Paternal half-aunt - number two / Half-aunt - number four: father's paternal half-sister.
  • Maternal great-aunt - number one / Great-aunt - number one: maternal grandmother's full sister.
  • Maternal great-aunt - number two / Great-aunt - number two: maternal grandfather's full sister.
  • Paternal great-aunt - number one / Great-aunt - number three: paternal grandmother's full sister.
  • Paternal great-aunt - number two / Great-aunt - number four: paternal grandfather's full sister.
  • Maternal great-aunt-in-law - number one / Great-aunt-in-law - number one: maternal grandmother's full brother's wife.
  • Maternal great-aunt-in-law - number two / Great-aunt-in-law - number two: maternal grandfather's full brother's wife.
  • Paternal great-aunt-in-law - number one / Great-aunt-in-law - number three: paternal grandmother's full brother's wife.
  • Paternal great-aunt-in-law - number two / Great-aunt-in-law - number four: paternal grandfather's full brother's wife.
  • Maternal great-great-aunt - number one / Great-great-aunt - number one: maternal grandmother's mother's full sister.
  • Maternal great-great-aunt - number two / Great-great-aunt - number two: maternal grandmother's father's full sister.
  • Maternal great-great-aunt - number three / Great-great-aunt - number three: maternal grandfather's mother's full sister.
  • Maternal great-great-aunt - number four / Great-great-aunt - number four: maternal grandfather's father's full sister.
  • Paternal great-great-aunt - number one / Great-great-aunt - number five: paternal grandmother's mother's full sister.
  • Paternal great-great-aunt - number two / Great-great-aunt - number six: paternal grandmother's father's full sister.
  • Paternal great-great-aunt - number three / Great-great-aunt - number seven: paternal grandfather's mother's full sister.
  • Paternal great-great-aunt - number four / Great-great-aunt - number eight: paternal grandfather's father's full sister.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of great-aunt in English by Oxford Dictionaries". oxforddictionaries.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Google Ngram Viewer of relative versions of name". Google Ngram. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Grandaunt definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary". collinsdictionary.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Definition of grand-aunt in English by Oxford Dictionaries". oxforddictionaries.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of aunt at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of grandaunt at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of great-aunt at Wiktionary