Crossword clues for cognate
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cognate \Cog"nate\, n.
(Law) One who is related to another on the female side.
One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.
Cognate \Cog"nate\, a. [L. cognatus; co- + gnatus, natus, p. p. of nasci, anciently gnasci, to be born. See Nation, and cf. Connate.]
Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother's side.
Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (context legal English) 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. 3 (anchor: en.adj.linguistics)(context linguistics English) Either descended from the same attested source lexeme of an ancestor language, or held on the grounds of the methods of historical linguistics to be regular reflexes of the unattested, reconstructed form of a proto-language. n. 1 One of a number of things allied in origin or nature. 2 (context legal dated English) One who is related to another on the female side. 3 (context legal dated English) One who is related to another, both having descended from a common ancestor through legal marriages. 4 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.
adj. related in nature; "connate qualities" [syn: connate]
having the same ancestral language; "cognate languages"
a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language [syn: cognate word]
Cognate (, "related by birth") may mean:
- cognate (kinship), person who shares a common ancestor
cognates, words that have a common etymological origin
- false cognates, words that appear to be cognates, but are not
- cognate object, a verb's object that is etymologically related to the verb
- cognate linkage, a kinematic linkage that generates the same coupler curve as another linkage of a different geometry
Usage examples of "cognate".
Iowa did not differ from those of the cognate tribes, nor did their management of the children differ from that of the Dakota, the Omaha, and others.
The Mandan marriage customs resemble those of the Dakota and other cognate peoples.
Hidatsa does not differ materially from that of any of the cognate tribes.
Female given name in Hellers, possibly cognate with various Terran words meaning lyre, harp, or the poetry or music written to be sung to it.
Common male given name in the Domains, cognate with the Terran names Miguel, Michel, Michael, Michele, etc.
Forget consciously, but the terror of the mugging will remain in your unconscious, just as will the terror of the assault on your cognate will remain in her unconscious.
I was watching the systematic destruction of a culture fully as complex and as civilized as our own, cognate to ours and yet unimaginably alien.
While this does not completely rule out an artificially constructed secret language, as has been observed in various cultures among classes wanting to maintain independence from a ruling class, the consistency in the phonetic differences between the cognates thus discovered seems to indicate a natural linguistic development.
Cognates, when you looked at the hope and the contentment in their eyes, rather closely linked Cognates, but not the same.
Moreover, if we are truly juxtaposed in a close, tenement-house super-universe with another cosmos, one temporarily wider port is not going to increase notably the flow of spiritual energies between cognates in the two cosmoi.
Epithets were generated by compiling all the words that described the desired trait: cognates and etymons, from languages both living and extinct.
Franco endured in Spain for decades, as did a cognate regime under Antonio Salazar in Portugal, but these bore more resemblance to commonplace military dictatorships than to the ideologized regimes of Italy and Germany.
All root-words are treated in alphabetical order and the whole Bible has been collated for every passage containing the word, so as to explain the original idea, which is illustrated from the cognate usages of the Chaldee, Syrian, Rabbinical Hebrew and Arabic.
He was pastor of the Presbyterian church of Roselle, New Jersey, 1869-1874, and professor of Hebrew and cognate languages in Union Theological Seminary 1874-1891, and of Biblical theology there from 1891 to 1904, when he became professor of theological encyclopaedia and symbolics.
The name Juno is cognate to the Etruscan Uni, root of the word Universe, and to Yoni, the name for the sacred Vulva and Womb of all life.