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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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