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English adjective: cognate

1. cognate related in nature


SamplesConnate qualities.


Synonymsconnate


Similarrelated, related to


Antonymsunrelated

2. cognate having the same ancestral language


SamplesCognate languages.


Similarrelated, related to


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsunrelated

3. cognate related by blood


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


Similarrelated


Antonymsunrelated


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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