genealogy

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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.

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

    Law dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 genealogy —    by Bruce Baugh    Genealogy refers to tracing lines of descent or ancestry. Deleuze s use of the term derives from Friedrich Nietzsche s On the Genealogy of Morals, which traces the descent of our moral concepts and practices. One key precept… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 13 genealogy —    by Bruce Baugh    Genealogy refers to tracing lines of descent or ancestry. Deleuze s use of the term derives from Friedrich Nietzsche s On the Genealogy of Morals, which traces the descent of our moral concepts and practices. One key precept… …

    The Deleuze dictionary

  • 14 genealogy —   Kū auhau, mo o kū auhau, mo o ali i, mo o kupuna, mo o kahuna, ikū pau. See ipu wai au au.    ♦ Genealogy chant, ko ihonua.    ♦ Versed in genealogy, pa a kū auhau.    ♦ To recite genealogy, ha i kupuna, ko ihonua.    ♦ To discuss genealogy,… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 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:… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 genealogy — UK [ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪ] / US [ˌdʒɪnɪˈælədʒɪ] noun Word forms genealogy : singular genealogy plural genealogies 1) [uncountable] the study of the history of families using historical documents to discover the relationships between people 2)… …

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  • 17 genealogy — An important tool in kinship theory and a vital part of the political organization of kinship based societies. A genealogy is the means of tracing real or fictive kinship links across and between generations …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 18 genealogy — noun our genealogy has been difficult to determine Syn: lineage, line, line of descent, family tree, bloodline; pedigree, ancestry, extraction, heritage, parentage, birth, family, dynasty, house, stock, blood, roots …

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  • 19 genealogy — genealogija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvybės formų giminystės ryšių nustatymas su jų tolimaisiais protėviais. atitikmenys: angl. genealogy vok. Genealogie, f rus. генеалогия, f …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 20 genealogy — genealogija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Žinių apie kurio nors individo ar organizmų grupės kilmę ir istorinę raidą visuma. atitikmenys: angl. genealogy vok. Genealogie, f rus. генеалогия, f …

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