The classical Arabic word kunyah was derived, in Hispanic Arabic, into alkúnya. The etymological evolution of the concept continued in our language and thus the concept of lineage arose, which refers to the lineage, the prosapia, the lineage or the ancestry of a person.
The notion of lineage is used above all with regard to subjects belonging to the nobility or to the richest and most traditional families in a region. In this way, a family is said to have a lineage when its ancestors are wealthy individuals or are part of the highest and most powerful class.
Take the case of a 20 year old whose father is a millionaire owner of thousands of hectares of field. His grandfather was also a very wealthy landowner, while his great-grandfather was the founder of the city where the family grew up. All these antecedents allow us to affirm that the young man is a boy of high lineage.
Sometimes the idea of lineage also applies to groups of people or even to areas or regions. A top football team, for example, is one that, throughout its history, has won numerous titles. Therefore, for the players, being part of their squad is a privilege.
In this way, we can determine that FC Barcelona is a top football team because it has an impressive record. Specifically, it has 21 League championships, 28 Spanish Cups, 5 European Cups, 5 European Super Cups, 3 Club World Cups… Hence, it is precisely a pride for any player to be part of that group and more sharing costumes with great players in the history of football today such as Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar, Busquets or Andrés Iniesta.
A neighborhood of lineage, on the other hand, has inhabitants with great purchasing power. The houses, therefore, are usually very luxurious. In the streets of the Alcurnia neighborhood, in addition, high-end cars are usually seen.
It is important to mention that the lineage is inherited, since it comes from the past. If a low-class person wins the lottery and becomes a millionaire, she will become part of the upper class for her wealth, but she will still have no lineage.
In many cultural works we find the term lineage or its synonym, high cradle, which we are now addressing. This would be the case of the famous song “Dama, dama”, which the artist Cecilia sang in the 70s. In 1972, more precisely, it was when this single was released, composed by the singer, which was part of her first album titled “Cecilia”.
It is a song that is considered to be one of the best that he performed and came to be a direct and real criticism of certain habits and customs that were maintained by women in high society in Madrid. It has been covered on numerous occasions by artists of the stature of Raphael.
To all the above we have to add that Alcurnia is also the name of a company specialized in the manufacture of canned fruits, specifically apricot and peach. It is based in the Murcian town of Molinas de Segura (Spain) and was founded in 1965 by José María García Gomáriz.