Descent and Origin

Descent

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Descent noun – The line of ancestors from whom a person is descended.
Usage example: a person of Finnish descent

Origin is a synonym for descent in ancestry topic. In some cases you can use "Origin" instead a noun "Descent", when it comes to topics like kin, start, extraction, bloodline. popular alternative
Nearby Words: descend, descendant, descending, descender
Synonyms for Descent

Origin

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Origin noun – The line of ancestors from whom a person is descended.
Usage example: they could trace their origins back 15 generations

Descent is a synonym for origin in ancestry topic. You can use "Descent" instead a noun "Origin", if it concerns topics such as family, kin, bloodline. popular alternative
Nearby Words: original, originality, origination, originated, originally
Synonyms for Origin

How words are described

original original descent original origin
divine divine descent divine origin
native native descent native origin
tragic tragic descent tragic origin
Other adjectives: mixed, recent, Indian, greek, eastern, Ukrainian, European, Hispanic, Egyptian.

Both words in one sentence

  • Aerith and Bob: Among humans, those of Auroran descent are the Aeriths, while those of Federation descent are the Bobs (stretching "Bob" to include all Earth-origin names, not just English ones).
  • Twofer Token Minority Magma: Depending on her origin of mixed Roman and Amerindian descent, also Palaeopagan.
  • The X-Men episode "Descent" is mainly set in Victorian Britain and deals with the origin of Mister Sinister.
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