The term prosapia , which has its etymological origin in the Latin language, refers to lineage of an individual. The prostate of a human being is given by his ancestry : that is, for their ancestors .
All people have ancestors , even when they don't know who they are: parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc. In this sense, there is always a prostate. However, the notion is generally used when that ancestry is aristocratic or illustrious .
Therefore, when someone is said to be "From prosapia" or have a last name "From prosapia", reference is being made to his outstanding lineage. This implies that, in ascending line, it is possible to find powerful or recognized personalities in its family .
Take the case of Eugenia de Chikoff (1919-2014). This Argentinian, protocol teacher and famous for teaching good manners on television, was the daughter of count of Chikoff , a Russian aristocrat. Thanks to the social and economic position of his relatives, he traveled to Germany , England and France to study and then returned to the Argentine territory. It can be said that Eugenia de Chikoff it was one woman of prosapia.
In general, prostate goes beyond money . If a man earns a million dollars in a television contest, to mention a possibility, that material wealth does not give his family group a ban. On the contrary, a descendant of the nobility who is going through a bad financial situation continues to maintain the prostate of his clan.
Prostate, in short, is associated with origin or at estate . In this way the construction of prosapia takes several generations and is linked to economic, social and cultural factors.