Today’s word is PEDIGREE. A PEDIGREE means – A CHART OF AN INDIVIDUAL’S ANCESTORS.
The word – GENEALOGY – means – LINEAGE.
The Latin word – PES – means – foot.
The Latin word – DE – means – OF.
The Latin word GRUS – means – crane.
The word PEDIGREE comes from the words PES, DE, and GRUS, which together means A FOOT OF A CRANE. This is because the shape of a crane’s foot is used to indicate GENEALOGY, or LINEAGE, on a PEDIGREE chart, which shows an individual’s ancestors. For example, to show that Zeus and Hera beget Apollo, one might indicate:
The foot of a crane is indeed shaped like: Y.