Definition of cognate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cognate

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒɡneɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːɡneɪt//
     
     
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  1. 1(linguistics) having the same origin as another word or language ‘Haus’ in German is cognate with ‘house’ in English. German and Dutch are cognate languages.
  2. 2(formal) related in some way and therefore similar a cognate development
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin cognatus, from co- ‘together with’ + natus ‘born’.
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