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Adjective: cognate  'kóg,neyt
  1. Related in nature
    "cognate qualities";
    - connate
  2. (linguistics) having the same ancestral language
    "cognate languages"
  3. Related by blood
    - akin, blood-related, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin
Noun: cognate  'kóg,neyt
  1. One related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
    - blood relation, blood relative, sib
  2. A word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
    - cognate word

Derived forms: cognates

See also: related, related to

Type of: flesh and blood, relation, relative, word

Encyclopedia: Cognate