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meanings of cognate


  1. One who is related to another, both having descended from a common ancestor through legal marriages.
  2. A word either descended from the same base word of the same ancestor language as the given word, or strongly believed to be a regular reflex of the same reconstructed root of proto-language as the given word.
  3. One who is related to another on the female side.
  4. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature.


  1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (law) related on the mother's side.
  2. Descended from the same source lexeme of an ancestor language.
  3. Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root.

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