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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COGNATE

The young men who figure at embassies and missions are all "cognate numbers."

The adverbial sense to be wholly transferred to the cognate word.

A glade or valley in the wood was called a Dean, Dene, Denne, cognate with den.

The first syllable is cognate with mare and the second means servant.

Richier, has generally been absorbed by the cognate Richard.

The bank of a river or lake was called Over, cognate with Ger.

With bird nicknames may be mentioned Callow, unfledged, cognate with Lat.

Stout, valiant, now used euphemistically for fat, is cognate with Ger.

That the Greek mind was apt in doing this is cognate to their idealizing turn in art.

There are cognate aims and similar achievements in literature and art.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin cognatus "of common descent," from com- "together" (see co-) + gnatus, past participle of gnasci, older form of nasci "to be born" (see genus). Words that are cognates are cousins, not siblings. As a noun, from 1754.

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