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From: "Richard Smyth at Road Runner" <>
Subject: Re: More on King's Kinsfolk
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 23:43:21 -0400
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> But 'parentela' means 'kin-group' or 'kindred', not 'relative'; it
> refers to a group of people, not to an individual as a relative.
Could anyone explain this more clearly? My problem is that I cannot find a
meaning in OED for "kin-group" or "kindred" which would allow "kin-group of
A" or "kindred of A" to mean anything different from "relatives of A". In
fact, OED says the word "kindred" would be used incorrectly if it were
applied to people connected by marriage rather than by blood. There
obviously is a point here that I have missed.
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