1) lineage running back to some progenitor, ancestry
2) a nation or tribe
2a) a group of families, all those who in a given people lay claim to a common origin
2b) the Israelites which distributed into twelve tribes, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob, these were divided into families which were divided into houses
3) family, in a wider sense, nation, people
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Citing in TDNT: 5:1015, 805
As if feminine of a derivative of G3962; paternal descent, that is, (concretely) a group of families or a whole race (nation): - family, kindred, lineage.