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From: (Esteban Trento)
Subject: Re: More on King's Kinsfolk
Date: 29 Oct 2004 05:44:16 -0700
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(Francisco Antonio Doria) wrote in message news:<>...
> Not to start another silly discussion, but this word -
> parentela - exists with the above described meaning in
> Portuguese today. I even used it in a meeting I
> attended this morning, btw.
> I think it also exists in Spanish, and in a closely
> related form, in Italian.
Yes. At least in Argentine Spanish -mostly influenced by Italian-,
parentela means something like "all the relatives" or "big family".
Sometimes it's used in a derogative form meaning something like a
maffia, especially when referring to a family with many members in the
government (like a Nepotism).