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cognate (ˈkɒɡneɪt Pronunciation for cognate



  1. akin; related   ⇒ cognate languages
  2. related by blood or descended from a common maternal ancestor Compare agnate
  3. See cognate object


  1. something that is cognate with something else

Derived Forms

ˈcognately adverb
ˈcognateness noun
cogˈnation noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin cognātus, from co- same + gnātus born, variant of nātus, past participle of nāscī to be born

Example Sentences Including 'cognate'

Also from PLC is their cognate and highly rated site for corporate counsel at www.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
Further to your previous answers (Q&A, May 27), the word would seem to be cognate with the German Funk, carrying the idea of a spark.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Mathematical theories in physics are mathematical models, and any number of cognate mathematical systems will suffice.
New Scientist (1999)
word involves a duplication of `hill"), particularly as the cognate Accadian word, means the stalk of the panicle of the date plant.
Snaith, John G. The New Century Bible Commentary (Song of Songs)


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