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kindred (n.)

c. 1200, perhaps late Old English, kinraden, "family, lineage; race, nation, tribe, people; kinsfolk, blood relations," compound of kin (q.v.) + -rede (see -red). With unetymological first -d- (17c.) probably for phonetic reasons (compare sound (n.1)) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.). As an adjective, 1520s, from the noun.

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Definitions of kindred from WordNet
1
kindred (adj.)
similar in quality or character;
kindred souls
Synonyms: akin
kindred (adj.)
related by blood or marriage;
kindred clans
2
kindred (n.)
group of people related by blood or marriage;
Synonyms: kin / kin group / kinship group / clan / tribe
From wordnet.princeton.edu