genealogy


genealogy
[[t]ʤi͟ːniæ̱ləʤi[/t]]
genealogies
1) N-UNCOUNT Genealogy is the study of the history of families, especially through studying historical documents to discover the relationships between particular people and their families.
Derived words:
genealogical [[t]ʤi͟ːniəlɒ̱ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ ADJ n

He had engaged in genealogical research on his family shortly before the War.

2) N-COUNT: usu with poss A genealogy is the history of a family over several generations, for example describing who each person married and who their children were.

He had sat and repeated his family's genealogy to her, twenty minutes of nonstop names.

Syn:
family history

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  • Genealogy — (from Greek: el. γενεά, el. genea , descent ; and el. λόγος, el. logos , knowledge ) is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records …   Wikipedia

  • genealogy — meaning ‘(the study of) a person s line of descent’, is derived from a Greek word genea meaning ‘race, generation’. The existence of so many words ending in ology (archaeology, psychology, sociology, etc.) and the influence of its own derivative… …   Modern English usage

  • Genealogy — Gen e*al o*gy, n.; pl. {Genealogies}. [OE. genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. g[ e]n[ e]alogie, L. genealogia, fr. Gr. ?; ? birth, race, descent (akin to L. genus) + ? discourse.] [1913 Webster] 1. An account or history of the descent of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • genealogy — genealogy. phylogeny (cм.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • genealogy — index ancestry, blood, bloodline, descent (lineage), family (common ancestry), lineage, origin ( …   Law dictionary

  • genealogy — early 14c., line of descent, pedigree, descent, from O.Fr. genealogie (12c.), from L.L. genealogia tracing of a family, from Gk. genealogia, from genea generation, descent (see GENUS (Cf. genus)) + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)). An O.E. word for it …   Etymology dictionary

  • genealogy — [n] person’s family tree ancestry, blood line, derivation, descent, extraction, generation, genetics, heredity, history, line, lineage, parentage, pedigree, progeniture, stemma, stirps, stock, strain; concept 296 …   New thesaurus

  • genealogy — ► NOUN (pl. genealogies) 1) a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor. 2) the study of lines of descent. DERIVATIVES genealogical adjective genealogist noun. ORIGIN Greek genealogia, from genea race, generation + logos account …   English terms dictionary

  • genealogy — [jē΄nē äl′ə jē, jē΄nēal′ə jē; jen΄ēäl′ə jē] n. pl. genealogies [ME genelogi < OFr genealogie < LL genealogia < Gr < genea, race, descent (akin to genos: see GENUS) + logia, LOGY] 1. a chart or recorded history of the descent of a… …   English World dictionary

  • GENEALOGY — In the Bible Genealogical lists in the Bible are of two main types: (1) those which are simply lists of historical, ethnographic, and even legendary traditions, and which constitute most of the lists in Genesis that are called generations or… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • genealogy — genealogical /jee nee euh loj i keuhl, jen ee /, genealogic, adj. genealogically, adv. genealogist, n. /jee nee ol euh jee, al , jen ee /, n., pl. genealogies. 1. a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc. 2 …   Universalium


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