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Etymology

From Old French and Modern French généalogie < Late Latin genealogia < Ancient Greek γενεαλογία (genealogia) < γενεά (genea) "generation, descent" and -λογία (-logia) "study of"

Noun

Singular
genealogy

Plural
genealogies

genealogy (genealogies)
  1. (countable) The descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; lineage or pedigree.
  2. (countable) A record or table of such descent; a family tree.
  3. (uncountable) The study, and formal recording of such descents.

Usage notes

A common miss-spelling of this term is geneology.

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  • Korean: 계보,혈통,가계,족보
  • Japanese: 系統

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