agnate

[ag-neyt]
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adjective
  1. related or akin through males or on the father's side.
  2. allied or akin.

Origin of agnate

1525–35; < Latin agnātus paternal kinsman, variant of ad(g)nātus born to (past participle of adgnāscī), equivalent to ad- ad- + -gnā be born + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsag·nat·ic [ag-nat-ik] /ægˈnæt ɪk/, ag·nat·i·cal, adjectiveag·nat·i·cal·ly, adverbag·na·tion [ag-ney-shuh n] /ægˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
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Related Words for agnate

like, affiliated, allied, related, connate

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British Dictionary definitions for agnate

agnate

adjective
  1. related by descent from a common male ancestor
  2. related in any way; cognate
noun
  1. a male or female descendant by male links from a common male ancestor
Derived Formsagnatic (æɡˈnætɪk), adjectiveagnation, noun

Word Origin for agnate

C16: from Latin agnātus born in addition, added by birth, from agnāsci, from ad- in addition + gnāsci to be born
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