Origin of cognate
Examples from the Web for cognate
However, the Old English "hund" later became "hound" but eventually was replaced by "dog," not a cognate.
Cognate with railways is the practical working of the Electric Telegraph, now so necessary to their being.Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign|John Ashton
Eng, waþeman, hunter; cf. the common German surname Weidemann, of cognate origin.The Romance of Names|Ernest Weekley
His own experience in cognate matters enables him in some degree to recognise the nature of those difficulties.Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|Evelyn Baring
Infixes occur more rarely in Malay than in the cognate tongues.
Another consideration, of cognate character, presents itself.
British Dictionary definitions for cognate
Word Origin for cognate
Word Origin and History for cognate
1640s, from Latin cognatus "of common descent," from com- "together" (see co-) + gnatus, past participle of gnasci, older form of nasci "to be born" (see genus). Words that are cognates are cousins, not siblings. As a noun, from 1754.