genealogy

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From Old French genealogie (Modern French généalogie), from Late Latin genealogia, from Ancient Greek γενεαλογία (genealogia), from γενεά (genea, generation, descent) and -λογία (-logia, study of)

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genealogy (countable and uncountable, plural genealogies)

  1. (countable) The descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; lineage or pedigree.
  2. (countable) A record or table of such descent; a family tree.
  3. (uncountable) The study, and formal recording of such descents.

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 17:12