cognate cognate

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
  2. (n) a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
  3. (adj) related in nature
  4. (adj) having the same ancestral language
  5. (adj) related by blood

Usage(s):

  1. His soul and ours may not be cognate, but he makes us feel again what it is to have one.
  2. Danielles very name is a cognate of my grandmothers, Donna.
  3. Languages could then be compared on the basis of how many cognate words on a Swadesh list they shared in common.

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    It may have been 30 years ago, in the early days of stock index futures, that the verb “ equitize ” (and its cognate noun, “ equitization “) came into relatively common use.  The term, if  Dr. Johnson ...
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Quotes

  • Faiz Ahmad Faiz wrote, "translating poetry, even when confined to a cognate language with formal and idiomatic affinities with the original composition, is an exacting task: but this task is obviously far more formidable when the languages involved...
    on Apr 19, 2004 By: Faiz Ahmed Faiz Source: Hindu

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