descendants vs posterity what difference

what is difference between descendants and posterity

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛndənts/
  • Hyphenation: des‧cen‧dants

Noun

descendants

  1. plural of descendant

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛ.sɑ̃.dɑ̃/

Noun

descendants m

  1. plural of descendant


English

Etymology

Late 14th century, from Middle French posterité, from Latin posteritas, from posterus (following, coming after), from post (after) (English post-).

Displaced Old English words such as æftergengnes, æfterweardnes, and cnēores.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɒˈstɛɹɪti/
  • Rhymes: -ɪti
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəti

Noun

posterity (usually uncountable, plural posterities)

  1. All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.

Related terms

  • See post-

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