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consanguineous

[ kon-sang-gwin-ee-uhs ]

adjective

  1. having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.


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Other Words From

  • consan·guine·ous·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of consanguineous1

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin consanguineus “related by blood, kindred; blood relation, kinsman,” equivalent to con- + sanguin- (stem of sanguis) “blood” + -eus adjective suffix. Consanguineous first occurs in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (1602), and Shakespeare may have introduced the word into English. See con-, -eous

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Example Sentences

Whither Mollendorf went next, we will not ask: perhaps to Brunswick and other consanguineous places?

Who is to say which John begat this lad or that lass, and therefore to decide who are consanguineous, and who are not?

Now this accentuation of all family characters is what must always happen in the case of consanguineous marriages.

So that the percentage of marriages ordinarily considered consanguineous is probably between two, and two and a half.

Consanguineous marriages have been very frequent, until now nearly all are more or less interrelated.

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