kinsman

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kins·man

 (kĭnz′mən)
n.
1. A male relative.
2. A man sharing the same racial, cultural, or national background as another.

kinsman

(ˈkɪnzmən)
n, pl -men
1. a blood relation or a relation by marriage
2. a member of the same race, tribe, or ethnic stock
ˈkinsˌwoman fem n

kins•man

(ˈkɪnz mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a relative, esp. a male.
2. a person of the same nationality or ethnic group, esp. a male.
[1100–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinsman - a male relative
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
male sibling - a sibling who is male
nephew - a son of your brother or sister
uncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt

kinsman

kinswoman
noun relative, relation, blood relative, fellow tribesman, fellow clansman Their kinsmen had suffered in silence.

kinsman

noun
A person connected to another person by blood or marriage:
Translations
قَريب، نَسيب
slægtning
nőrokon
ættingiblaîsöluturnsímaklefi
erkek/kadın akraba

kinsman

[ˈkɪnzmən] N (kinsmen (pl)) → familiar m, pariente m

kinsman

[ˈkɪnzmən] nparent m
a distant kinsman → un parent éloigné

kinsman

n pl <-men> → Verwandte(r) m

kinsman

[ˈkɪnzmən] n (-men (pl)) (old) → congiunto

kin

(kin) noun plural
persons of the same family; one's relations.
adjective
related.
ˈkinsfolk (ˈinz-) noun plural
one's relations.
ˈkinsman (ˈkinz-) , ˈkinswoman (ˈkinz-) plurals ˈkinsmen, ~ˈkinswomen nouns
a man or a woman of the same family as oneself.
next of kin
one's nearest relative(s).
References in classic literature ?
If I see any man keeping back on the other side the wall away from the ships I will have him killed: his kinsmen and kinswomen shall not give him his dues of fire, but dogs shall tear him in pieces in front of our city.
Tolkien shows the desperate lives of two of Hurin's kinswomen under the rule of the "strawheads.
And in the film's second storyline, Harris's brother Pete, offstage, out of sight, "wandering the world," could be "The Glass Menagerie's" Tom--who at the end of that play informs the audience that he long ago let his desperate kinswomen behind--while Harris will be the son who stays.
She was then forcibly taken to the young man's homestead, where she would be awaited by his kinswomen, calmed down and welcomed before being taken to the young man's hut.
Within their lineages, West African women have rights and responsibilities toward their kinsmen and kinswomen that are independent of males.
Here, again, the youngfellas would sometimes be ranged against certain of the Aboriginal 'bosses' who would willingly have prostituted their own kinswomen.
Elizabeth (mother of John) and Mary (mother of Jesus) are kinswomen, a linkage that makes their sons cousins.