enate

[ ee-neyt ]
/ ˈi neɪt /

noun

a person related on one's mother's side.Compare agnate, cognate.

adjective

Also e·nat·ic [ee-nat-ik] /iˈnæt ɪk/. related on one's mother's side.

Nearby words

  1. enantiosis,
  2. enantiotropy,
  3. enargite,
  4. enarthrodial,
  5. enarthrosis,
  6. enatic,
  7. enation,
  8. enc.,
  9. encaenia,
  10. encage

Origin of enate

< Latin ēnātus, past participle of ēnāscī to issue forth, be born

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British Dictionary definitions for enate

enate

/ (ˈiːneɪt) /

adjective Also: enatic (iːˈnætɪk)

biology growing out or outwards
related on the side of the mother

noun

a relative on the mother's side

Word Origin for enate

C17: from Latin ēnātus, from ēnāscī to be born from, from nāscī to be born

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