Connected by Blood or Marriage
Connected by blood or marriage crossword clue. QUICK CROSSWORD Scottish Daily Mail on 19 May 2017. 7 letters
The answer is RELATED
others synonym are AFFINAL – COGNATE – CONNATE – COUPLED – GERMANE – KINDRED – KNOTTED – SIBLING – SPLICED – TWINNED – UTERINE
Blood relationships are determined by computing the shared ancestry of two individuals. Typically, people express such relationships using terms that reflect the most direct relationship. That is determined by counting the generations from each individual to the closest common ancestor; siblings share a parent, first cousins share a grandparent, etc.
In contrast, consanguinity usually refers to a calculation of shared ancestry that includes all common ancestors.
Most cultures and languages have special terms to describe close blood relationships such as mother, father, parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, and cousin. Those relationships are well-understood and it is not necessary to actually count the generations to know the relationship. Terms in common use for more distant relationships are generally less precise. ‘
In English, people who share an ancestor more than two generations back may simply be called cousins or distant cousins. Many people, for example, could not express the precise relationship between the Subject and the Cousin’s Child as shown in the chart below: