cognate

  • 1 cognate — [käg′nāt΄] adj. [L cognatus, related by birth < co , together + gnatus, pp. of gnasci, older form of nasci, to be born: see GENUS] 1. related by family; having the same ancestor 2. having the same nature or quality 3. Linguis. related through… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Cognate — Cog nate, a. [L. cognatus; co + gnatus, natus, p. p. of nasci, anciently gnasci, to be born. See {Nation}, and cf. {Connate}.] 1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother s side. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the same… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Cognate — Cog nate, n. 1. (Law) One who is related to another on the female side. Wharton. [1913 Webster] 2. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 cognate — I adjective affiliated, affined, agnate, akin, alike, allied, analogical, analogous, appertaining, appurtenant, associated, bearing upon, belonging, close, closely allied, closely related, coordinate, commensurate, common, comparable, comparative …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 cognate — cognate, cognatic Having a common ancestor who can be traced back bilaterally through either the male or female line; that is, descent is not unilineal. See also descent groups …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 6 cognate — (adj.) 1640s, from L. cognatus of common descent, from com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + gnatus, pp. of gnasci, older form of nasci to be born (see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Words that are cognates are cousins, not siblings. As a noun, from 1754 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 cognate — *related, allied, kindred, affiliated Analogous words: akin, alike, identical, similar (see LIKE): common, generic, general, *universal Contrasted words: diverse, *different, divergent, disparate, various …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 cognate — [adj] alike, associated affiliated, agnate, akin, allied, analogous, comparable, connate, connatural, connected, consanguine, general, generic, incident, kindred, like, related, same, similar, universal; concepts 487,573 Ant. disassociated,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Cognate — For other uses, see Cognate (disambiguation). In linguistics, cognates are words that have a common etymological origin. This learned term derives from the Latin cognatus (blood relative).[1] Cognates within the same language are called doublets …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 cognate — cognateness, n. cognatic /kog nat ik/, adj. /kog nayt/, adj. 1. related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc. 2. Ling. descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish. 3. allied or similar in nature …

    Universalium

  • 11 cognate — adj. cognate to, with (Dutch is cognate to English and German) * * * [ kɒgneɪt] with (Dutch is cognate to English and German) cognate to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 cognate — cog•nate [[t]ˈkɒg neɪt[/t]] adj. 1) related by birth; of the same parentage or descent 2) ling. descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish[/ex] 3) allied or similar in nature or quality 4) a person or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 cognate — cog|nate1 [ˈkɔgneıt US ˈka:g ] adj technical [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: cognatus, from co ( CO ) + gnatus born ] cognate words or languages have the same origin cognate 2 cognate2 n technical a word in one language that has the same… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 cognate — I UK [ˈkɒɡneɪt] / US [ˈkɑɡˌneɪt] noun [countable] Word forms cognate : singular cognate plural cognates linguistics a word in a language that has the same origin as a word in a different language II UK [ˈkɒɡneɪt] / US [ˈkɑɡˌneɪt] adjective 1)… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 cognate — /ˈkɒgneɪt / (say kognayt) adjective 1. related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc. 2. related in origin: cognate languages; cognate words. 3. allied in nature or quality. –noun 4. a person or thing cognate with another. {Latin… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 cognate — 1. adjective /ˈkɒɡ.neɪt/ Either descended from the same attested source lexeme of ancestor language, or held on the grounds of the methods of historical linguistics to be regular reflexes of the unattested, reconstructed form of proto language.… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 cognate — cog|nate1 [ kag,neıt ] noun count LINGUISTICS words from different languages are cognates when they have the same origin cognate cog|nate 2 [ kag,neıt ] adjective 1. ) LINGUISTICS cognate words or languages have the same origin 2. ) FORMAL… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 cognate — [[t]kɒ̱gneɪt[/t]] ADJ: oft ADJ with n Cognate things are related to each other. [FORMAL] ...cognate words …

    English dictionary

  • 19 cognate — 1 adjective cognate words or languages have the same origin 2 noun (C) a word in one language that has the same origin as a word in another language: The German hund is a cognate of the English hound …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 cognate — adj. & n. adj. 1 related to or descended from a common ancestor (cf. AGNATE). 2 Philol. (of a word) having the same linguistic family or derivation (as another); representing the same original word or root (e.g. English father, German Vater,… …

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