genealogy [jee-nee- ol- uh-jee, - al-, jen-ee-] SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural ge·ne·al·o·gies. a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc. the study of family ancestries and histories. descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry. . Biology a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry: The various species of Darwin's finches form a closely knit genealogy. Origin of genealogy 1250–1300; Middle English genealogie
Late Latin geneālogia
pedigree, equivalent to
-logia -logy Related forms ge·ne·a·log·i·cal , [jee-nee- uh- loj-i-k uh l, jen-ee-] /ˌdʒi ni əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌdʒɛn i-/ ge·ne·a·log·ic, adjective ge·ne·a·log·i·cal·ly, adverb ge·ne·al·o·gist, noun non·ge·ne·a·log·ic, adjective non·ge·ne·a·log·i·cal, adjective non·ge·ne·a·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for genealogist Historical Examples of genealogist British Dictionary definitions for genealogist noun plural -gies the direct descent of an individual or group from an ancestor the study of the evolutionary development of animals and plants from earlier forms a chart showing the relationships and descent of an individual, group, genes, etc Derived Forms genealogical ( ˌdʒiːnɪəˈlɒdʒɪk) əl or genealogic, adjective genealogically, adverb genealogist, noun Word Origin for genealogy
C13: from Old French
genealogie, from Late Latin geneālogia, from Greek, from genea race
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Word Origin and History for genealogist n.
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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genealogy [jē′nē-ŏl ′ə-jē, -ăl ′-, jĕn′ē-] n. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree. The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
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