Etymology
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lineage (n.)

late 17c., from Middle English linage "line of descent; an ancestor" (c. 1300), from Old French lignage "descent, extraction, race" (11c.), from ligne "line," from Latin linea "line of descent," literally "string, line, thread" (see line (n.)). The word altered in spelling and pronunciation in early Modern English, apparently by some combined influence of line (n.) and lineal.

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Definitions of lineage

lineage (n.)
the descendants of one individual;
his entire lineage has been warriors
Synonyms: line / line of descent / descent / bloodline / blood line / blood / pedigree / ancestry / origin / parentage / stemma / stock
lineage (n.)
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors;
Synonyms: descent / line of descent / filiation
lineage (n.)
the number of lines in a piece of printed material;
Synonyms: linage
lineage (n.)
a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted;
Synonyms: linage
lineage (n.)
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline;
From wordnet.princeton.edu