EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc. . Linguistics descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish. allied or similar in nature or quality. noun a person or thing cognate with another. a cognate word: The English word cold is a cognate of German kalt. Origin of cognate 1635–45;
(past participle of
to be born)
Related forms cog·nate·ness, noun cog·nat·ic , [kog- nat-ik] /kɒgˈnæt ɪk/ adjective non·cog·nate, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for cognatic Historical Examples of cognatic British Dictionary definitions for cognatic adjective akin; related cognate languages related by blood or descended from a common maternal ancestor Compare agnate cognate object grammar a noun functioning as the object of a verb to which it is etymologically related, as in think a thought or sing a song noun something that is cognate with something else Derived Forms cognately, adverb cognateness, noun cognation, noun Word Origin for cognate
C17: from Latin
cognātus, from co- same + gnātus born, variant of nātus, past participle of nāscī to be born
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Word Origin and History for cognatic adj.
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.
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