Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 166 (Paternity)

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#166. Paternity.-- N. paternity; parentage; consanguinity &c. 11.

parent; father, sire, dad, papa, paterfamilias, abba[obs]; genitor, progenitor, procreator; ancestor; grandsire[obs], grandfather; great- grandfather; fathership[obs], fatherhood; mabap[obs].

house, stem, trunk, tree, stock, stirps, pedigree, lineage, line, family, tribe, sept, race, clan; genealogy, descent, extraction, birth, ancestry; forefathers, forbears, patriarchs.

motherhood, maternity; mother, dam, mamma, materfamilias[Lat], grandmother.

Adj. paternal, parental; maternal; family, ancestral, linear, patriarchal.

Phr. avi numerantur avorum[Lat]; "happy he with such a mother" [Tennyson]; hombre bueno no le busquen abolengo[Sp][obs]; philosophia stemma non inspicit [Lat][Seneca].