Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1A recorded genealogy of a family; a family tree.pedigree, ancestry, descent, lineage, line, line of descent, family tree, extraction, derivation, origin, heritage, parentage, paternity, birth, family, dynasty, house, race, strain, stock, breed, blood, bloodline, history, background, roots
- 1.1A diagram showing the relationship between a text and its various manuscript versions.
Mid 17th century via Latin from Greek stemma ‘wreath’, from stephein ‘wreathe, crown’.
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