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



BrE BrE//ˈkɒɡneɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːɡneɪt//
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(linguistics) a word that has the same origin as another ‘Haus’ and ‘house’ are cognates. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin cognatus, from co- ‘together with’ + natus ‘born’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cognate

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