genealogy

[ jee-nee-ol-uh-jee, -al-, jen-ee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF genealogy
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Now this Salmon, according to the genealogy, was David's great-grandfather.

Lauzanne knew what had come to him of genealogy, not in his mind so much as in his muscles.

In this genealogy, males are denoted by capitals, and females by small letters.

In this manner, then, according to them, the genealogy of these gods is to be received and set forth.

And the genealogy of this hypothesis is as high as that of the other is low.

A female name closes the branch or twig of the genealogy in which it occurs.

"Here is a true American genealogy for you," said Marmaduke, laughing.

This again led Moslim critics to the study of genealogy and geography.

Neither of these personages took any interest in pedigree or genealogy.

I am indebted for this genealogy to the research and to the courtesy of Mr. J. Stefani.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "line of descent, pedigree, descent," from Old French genealogie (12c.), from Late Latin genealogia "tracing of a family," from Greek genealogia, from genea "generation, descent" (see genus) + -logia (see -logy). An Old English word for it was folctalu, literally "folk tale." Meaning "study of family trees" is from 1768.

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