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[koh-i-tey-nee-uh s]
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  1. of the same age or duration.
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Origin of coetaneous

1600–10; < Latin coaetāneus, equivalent to co- co- + aet(ās) age + -āneus compound adj. suffix; see -an, -eous
Related formsco·e·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbco·e·ta·ne·i·ty [koh-i-tuh-nee-i-tee] /ˌkoʊ ɪ təˈni ɪ ti/, co·e·ta·ne·ous·ness, noun
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Related Words for coetaneous

coeval, concomitant, contemporaneous, simultaneous, synchronic, synchronous, coexisting

Examples from the Web for coetaneous

Historical Examples of coetaneous

  • The entire sanctification of the heart and the Holy Ghost baptism are coetaneous experiences, and must not be divorced.

    The Theology of Holiness

    Dougan Clark

  • Bear with these distractions, with this coetaneous growth of the parts; they will one day be members, and obey one will.

    Essays, Second Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Marriage among most African tribes is a coetaneous contract.

British Dictionary definitions for coetaneous


  1. rare of the same age or period
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Derived Formscoetaneously, adverbcoetaneousness, noun

Word Origin for coetaneous

C17: from Latin coaetāneus, from co- same + aetās age
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Word Origin and History for coetaneous


"having the same age," c.1600, from Late Latin coaetanus "one of the same age," from com- "with, together with" (see co-) + aetat- "age" + adjectival suffix -aneus.

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