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COGNATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cognate mean? 

COGNATE (noun)
  The noun COGNATE has 2 senses:

1. one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
2. a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language

  Familiarity information: COGNATE used as a noun is rare.


COGNATE (adjective)
  The adjective COGNATE has 3 senses:

1. related in nature
2. having the same ancestral language
3. related by blood

  Familiarity information: COGNATE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COGNATE (noun)


Sense 1cognate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

blood relation; blood relative; cognate; sib

Hypernyms ("cognate" is a kind of...):

relation; relative (a person related by blood or marriage)


Sense 2cognate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cognate word; cognate

Hypernyms ("cognate" is a kind of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)


COGNATE (adjective)


Sense 1cognate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Related in nature

Synonyms:

cognate; connate

Context example:

connate qualities

Similar:

related; related to (being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics)


Sense 2cognate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the same ancestral language

Context example:

cognate languages

Similar:

related; related to (being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics)

Domain category:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)


Sense 3cognate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Related by blood

Synonyms:

consanguineal; consanguine; kin; blood-related; consanguineous; akin; cognate

Similar:

related (connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage)


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