Cognate
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Cognate

English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin cogn?tus ("related by blood"), from n?tus ("born"). Doublet of connate and cognatus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /'k.ne?t/, /'k.n?t/, /'k.n?t/
  • (US) IPA(key): /'k.ne?t/, /'k.n?t/, /'k.n?t/
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Adjective

cognate (not comparable)

  1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (law) related on the mother's side.
    Synonyms: akin, same-blooded; see also Thesaurus:consanguine
  2. Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root.
    Synonyms: allied, kindred, connate; see also Thesaurus:akin
  3. (linguistics) Descended from the same source lexeme of an ancestor language.

Usage notes

"Cognate to" is much less common than "cognate with" and not even mentioned in most dictionaries.

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Noun

cognate (plural cognates)

  1. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature.
  2. (law, dated) One who is related to another on the female side.
  3. (law, dated) One who is related to another, both having descended from a common ancestor through legal marriages.
  4. (linguistics) A word either descended from the same base word of the same ancestor language as the given word, or strongly believed to be a regular reflex of the same reconstructed root of proto-language as the given word.

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Italian

Noun

cognate f

  1. plural of cognata

Latin

Adjective

cogn?te

  1. vocative masculine singular of cogn?tus

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