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Cognates, that is, words related in meaning through a common root.

We have seen that a sandhaug figures also in one of the Scandinavian cognates of the folk-tale (see above, p. 67).

Many words in this way became identical in form with their Norse cognates, cp.

In the first place, they are all the Cognates who trace their connection exclusively through males.

The origin of this word, cognates of which occur in the Germanic languages, is unknown.

The relatives of a man through males are called his agnates; the relatives of a man through females are called his cognates.

When real property is sold, we find that the agnates and cognates have always a preferential right of purchase.