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English adjective: cognate

1. cognate related in nature

SamplesConnate qualities.


Similarrelated, related to


2. cognate having the same ancestral language

SamplesCognate languages.

Similarrelated, related to

Domain categorylinguistics


3. cognate related by blood

Synonymsakin, blood-related, consanguine, consanguineal, consanguineous, kin



English noun: cognate

1. cognate (person) one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another

Synonymsblood relation, blood relative, sib

Broader (hypernym)relation, relative

2. cognate (communication) a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language

Synonymscognate word

Broader (hypernym)word

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