kindredless

kindred

[kin-drid]
noun
1.
a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin.
2.
a group of persons related to another; family, tribe, or race.
3.
relationship by birth or descent, or sometimes by marriage; kinship.
4.
natural relationship; affinity.
adjective
5.
associated by origin, nature, qualities, etc.: kindred languages.
6.
having the same belief, attitude, or feeling: We are kindred spirits on the issue of gun control.
7.
related by birth or descent; having kinship: kindred tribes.
8.
belonging to kin or relatives: kindred blood.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English, variant (with epenthetic d) of kinrede. See kin, -red

kindredless, adjective
kindredness, noun
kindredship, noun
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kindred (ˈkɪndrɪd)
 
adj
1.  having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
2.  related by blood or marriage
3.  kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common
 
n
4.  relationship by blood
5.  similarity in character
6.  a person's relatives collectively
 
[C12 kinred, from kin + -red, from Old English rǣden rule, from rǣdan to rule]
 
'kindredness
 
n
 
'kindredship
 
n

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kindred
c.1200, kinraden, compound of kin (q.v.) + -rede, from O.E. ræden "condition, rule," related to rædan "to advise, rule" (see read). With intrusive -d- (17c.) probably for phonetic reasons (cf. thunder) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.).
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kindred kin·dred (kĭn'drĭd)
n.
A group of related persons, such as a clan or tribe.

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