kith and kin


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kith \Kith\ (k[i^]th), n. [OE. kith, cu[eth], AS.
   c[=y][eth][eth]e, c[=y][eth], native land, fr. c[=u][eth]
   known. [root]45. See Uncouth, Can, and cf. Kythe.]
   Acquaintance; kindred.
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         And my near kith for that will sore me shend. --W.
                                                  Browne.
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         The sage of his kith and the hamlet.     --Longfellow.
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   Kith and kin, kindred more or less remote.
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