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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Genealogy, Genology, n. Also: genealogie, -eology, -eologie; genologye, -logi(e, -logee, -lagie, -legy(e, -(l)ligie, -liegie; genelogie, -alogie. [ME. genealogy, -logie (14th c.), also geneoligi (a 1300), -ology, -elogi, etc., OF. genea-, genelogie, late L. genealogia.]

1. Genealogy; descent, lineage. Also attrib.(a) c1420 Wynt. ii. 134.
Fra quhom Barbere … Has made a propyr genealogy
Ib. 874.
Thir genealogyis I maide … Devysyde, as yhe se, dystynctly
Ib. 857 (C).
Thare may ȝhe fynde the geneologels
1513 Doug. i. ix. 113.
The valȝeant dedis of forfaderis … Sen first begynnyng of thar geneology
Ib. iii. iii. 39.
From that ilk prince … Is the discens of our genealogy
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2252.
As in his gret buke thow may see, Off fals goddis the geneologie
1596 Dalr. II. 24/24.
That the genealogie … may be patent … , dulie descending
1640 Black Bk. Taymouth 350.
Ane greit genealogie brod pantit of all the Lairds of Glenvrquhy
(b) a1400 Leg. S. xxxvi. 1215.
Ane wthir buk I made Quhar-in I recordit the genology Of our lady
a1500 Henr. Orph. 4.
His grete ancester and linyall descense [He] suld first extoll and his genology
1492 Myll Spect. 297/21.
As it apperit in the genologye of the goddis
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 194/25.
And euery man wnderstud genologi of Ynglismen, thare suld few woundere of tham
1513 Doug. 908/18.
Quha sa lawchis heirat … , Go reid Bochas in the genology of Goddis
1549 Compl. 2/5.
Illustir princes, engendrit of magnanime genoligie, & discendit of royal progenituris
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2164.
Amang the poetis thow may see Off fals godis the genologee
a1568 Bann. MS. 162 a/2.
This hole perfyte genolagie Of pedder knavis
Ib. 357 a/5.
Gentillmen of he genolegye
a1578 Pitsc. I. 106/15.
The beginning of our houssis progrese [and] genoliegie of the samin
1586 Treas. Acc. MS. 105 b.
To ane Irland man for ane cairt of genologie
(c) c1520-c1535 Nisbet 1 Tim. i. 4.
Nowthir geue tent to fabilis and genelogijs that ar vncertane
1535 Stewart 45904.
Fra Gathelus all his genelogie Onto him self he countit gre be gre
1540 Lynd. Sat. 4476.
I have of my genelogie Dwelland in everie cuntrie
1570 Sat. P. xiii. 153.
All thay of that genalogie, and of that surname
a1578 Pitsc. I. 101 (heading).
Genelogie of the hous of Craufurd

2. Descendants, offspring. 1513 Doug. v. xii. 131.
Thar sal thou lern al thi genolegy [v. rr. genealogy, genology; L. genus]
Ib. vi. i. 141.
Thi propheceis, Endite of my kyn and genology [L. genti], I sal gar kepe

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