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cognate  (ˈkɒɡneɪt



  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


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