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English noun: ancestry

1. ancestry (group) the descendants of one individual


SamplesHis entire lineage has been warriors.


Synonymsblood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock


Broader (hypernym)family tree, genealogy


Narrower (hyponym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept, side

2. ancestry (attribute) inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline


Synonymsderivation, filiation, lineage


Broader (hypernym)hereditary pattern, inheritance


Narrower (hyponym)bloodline, descent, extraction, origin, pedigree


Attributecrossbred, purebred









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