November 26, 2010

another interesting word

consanguineous: {kon-san(g)-GWIN-ee-us}, adjective;
1. Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

2. Related

Consanguineous is from Latin consanguineous, from com-, con-, "with, together" + sanguine us, from sanguis, sanguin-, "blood." The noun form is consanguinity, "relationship by blood, or close relation or connection."

Synonyms: agnate, akin, cognate, connate, consanguine, consanguineal, kin, kindred

affiliated, born with, congenital, consanguine, consanguineous, familial, genealogical, in the family, inborn, inbred, inherited, innate, lineal, maternal, old, past, paternal, running in the family, totemic, tribal

(The information above was shamelessly copied and adapted from's Word of the day)

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