- 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.
- a person or thing cognate with another.
- a cognate word: The English word cold is a cognate of German kalt.
Origin of cognate
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Historical Examples of cognatic
The most elementary of these groups is the maegth, the association of agnatic and cognatic relations.
Here again it will be convenient to employ the Roman terms, Agnatic and Cognatic relationship.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The prohibition does not extend to cognatic relationship, but a man must not marry into the family of his paternal aunt.
This state of things however points to the prevalence of a cognatic organisation of society.
This story seems to imply that cognatic organisation survived in Locris down to the beginning of the seventh century.
- akin; relatedcognate languages
- related by blood or descended from a common maternal ancestorCompare 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
- something that is cognate with something else