Etymology
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progeny (n.)

early 14c., progenie, "children, offspring" (of humans or animals); late 14c., "descent, lineage, family, ancestry," from Old French progenie (13c.) and directly from Latin progenies "descendants, offspring, lineage, race, family," from stem of progignere "beget," from pro "forth" (see pro-) + gignere "to produce, beget" (from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget").

updated on December 01, 2020

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Definitions of progeny from WordNet

progeny (n.)
the immediate descendants of a person;
Synonyms: offspring / issue
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