Definition of parentela in English:

parentela

noun

Anthropology Sociology
  • The set of all descendants of a particular pair of individuals.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin parentela relationship, family, kin from classical Latin parent-, parēns + -ēla, suffix forming nouns. Compare Portuguese parentela kinship, relationship, relatives, Italian parentela kinship, relationship, Catalan parentela relatives, Spanish parentela kinship, relationship, (now usually) relatives, Occitan parentèla kinship, relatives.

Pronunciation

parentela

/ˌparənˈtiːlə/