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consanguineous

[ kon-sang-gwin-ee-uhs ]
/ 藢k蓲n s忙艐藞gw瑟n i 蓹s /
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adjective
having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
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Also con路san路guine [kon-sang-gwin], /k蓲n藞s忙艐 gw瑟n/, con路san路guin路e路al.

Origin of consanguineous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM consanguineous

con路san路guin路e路ous路ly, adverb
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