Other Word Forms of Pedigree
Origin of Pedigree
Middle English pedegru from Anglo-Norman pe de grue pe foot (from Latin pēs pedi–) de of (from Latin dē de–) grue crane (from the resemblance of a crane's foot to the lines of succession on a genealogical chart) (from Vulgar Latin grūā) (from Latin grūs gru- gerə-2 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Norman pé de grue, a variant of Old French pié de gru (“foot of a crane"), from Latin pedem (“foot") + gruem (“crane").
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