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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cognate  \Cog"nate\,  n. 
  1.  (Law)  One  who  is  related  to  another  on  the  female  side 
  --Wharton. 
 
  2.  One  of  a  number  of  things  allied  in  origin  or  nature;  as 
  certain  letters  are  cognates. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cognate  \Cog"nate\,  a.  [L.  cognatus;  co-  +  gnatus  natus,  p.  p. 
  of  nasci,  anciently  gnasci  to  be  born.  See  {Nation},  and  cf 
  {Connate}.] 
  1.  Allied  by  blood;  kindred  by  birth;  specifically  (Law), 
  related  on  the  mother's  side 
 
  2.  Of  the  same  or  a  similar  nature;  of  the  same  family; 
  proceeding  from  the  same  stock  or  root;  allied;  kindred; 
  as  a  cognate  language. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cognate 
  adj  1:  related  in  nature;  "connate  qualities"  [syn:  {connate}] 
  2:  (linguistics)  having  the  same  ancestral  language;  "cognate 
  languages" 
  3:  related  by  blood  [syn:  {akin(p)},  {blood-related},  {consanguine}, 
  {consanguineous},  {kin(p)}] 
  n  1:  one  related  by  blood  or  origin;  especially  on  sharing  an 
  ancestor  with  another  [syn:  {blood  relation},  {blood 
  relative},  {sib}] 
  2:  a  word  is  cognate  with  another  if  both  derive  from  the  same 
  word  in  an  ancestral  language  [syn:  {cognate  word}] 




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