cognate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK)
    • IPA: /ˈkɒɡ.neɪt/
    • SAMPA: /"kQg.neIt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cog‧nate

Noun[change]

Singular
cognate

Plural
cognates

  1. (countable) One related by blood or origin with another, especially a person sharing an ancestor with another.
  2. (countable) A word related to one in another language.

Adjective[change]

Positive
cognate

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Related by blood; having a common ancestor.
  2. Related in origin, as certain words in genetically related languages descended from the same ancestral root; for example, English name and Latin nmen from Indo-European *n-men-.
  3. Related or analogous in nature, character, or function.