pedigree

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman pé de grue, a variant of Old French pié de gru ‎(foot of a crane), from Latin pedem ‎(foot) + gruem ‎(crane).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pedigree ‎(plural pedigrees)

  1. A chart, list, or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding. [from 15th c.]
  2. A person's ancestral history; ancestry, lineage. [from 15th c.]
  3. (uncountable) Good breeding or ancestry. [from 15th c.]
  4. The history or provenance of an idea, custom etc. [from 16th c.]
    • 2012, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex, Penguin 2013, p. 33:
      This connection between sexual and spiritual impurity had an immense pedigree.
  5. The ancestry of a domesticated animal, especially a dog or horse. [from 17th c.]

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pedigree ‎(comparative more pedigree, superlative most pedigree)

  1. Having a pedigree.
  2. Purebred.

See also[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

pedigree m (plural pedigrees)

  1. pedigree (chart of ancestors, showing the breed of an animal)

Adjective[edit]

pedigree ‎(plural pedigree, comparable)

  1. purebred; pedigree