Meaning of 'cognate'

Find the meaning of the word ‘cognate’

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Meaning of ‘cognate’

5 definitions found.



related by blood

Synonyms: natural


having the same ancestral language

Example: "cognate languages"


related in nature

Synonyms: connate


a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language

Synonyms: cognate word


one related by blood or origin

Synonyms: blood relation blood relative sib

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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