Pedigree

Pedigree: Lineage; line of ancestors from which a person or tribe descends; genealogy.

Pedigree comes from the French phrase, pie de grue, meaning: the crane’s foot.  Some thought that the spreading lines of a genealogical chart resembled the foot of a crane.

The French phrase, pie de grue, naturally derives from Latin.  Pie comes from the Latin word for foot, pes, pedis.  And grue comes from the Latin word for crane, grus.