cognateness, n.cognatic /kog nat"ik/, adj.
/kog"nayt/, adj.
1. related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc.
2. Ling. descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish.
3. allied or similar in nature or quality.
4. a person or thing cognate with another.
5. a cognate word: The English word cold is a cognate of German kalt.
[1635-45; < L cognatus, equiv. to co- CO- + -gnatus (ptp. of gnasci, nasci to be born)]

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