cognation

[ kog-ney-shuhn ]
/ kɒgˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

cognate relationship.

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Origin of cognation

1350–1400; Middle English cognacioun (<Anglo-French, Old French ) <Latin cognātiōn- (stem of cognātiō) kinship, equivalent to cognāt(us) cognate + -iōn--ion
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