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  • n  one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
  • n  a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
  • s  related in nature
  • s  having the same ancestral language
    cognate languages
  • s  related by blood

  • Plato made a cognate point by banishing the artists from his ideal republic altogether, supposing that the human imagination is too malleable to withstand without corruption their .
  • His soul and ours may not be cognate, but he makes us feel again what it is to have one.
  • A pledge was integral to the act of play, as was danger (cognate words are peril and plight).
News & Articles

  • Indexology: Coming Soon to a Dictionary Near You
    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 ...
    Dec. 2, 2013 - ETF Trends via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Hindu
    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...

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