Cognateness \Cog"nate*ness\, n. The state of being cognate. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cognateness — noun The state or quality of being cognate …   Wiktionary

  • cognateness — cogˈnateness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑cognate …   Useful english dictionary

  • cognate — cognateness, n. cognatic /kog nat ik/, adj. /kog nayt/, adj. 1. related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc. 2. Ling. descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish. 3. allied or similar in nature …   Universalium

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  • cognacy — noun a) The relationship between cognates; the condition of sharing a common ancestor term in another language. b) The degree to which two languages share cognates, usually expressed as a percentage Syn: cognateness …   Wiktionary

  • cognate — [ kɒgneɪt] adjective 1》 Linguistics (of a word) having the same linguistic derivation as another (e.g. English father, German Vater, Latin pater). 2》 formal related; connected.     ↘related to or descended from a common ancestor. Compare with… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cognate — adj. & n. adj. 1 related to or descended from a common ancestor (cf. AGNATE). 2 Philol. (of a word) having the same linguistic family or derivation (as another); representing the same original word or root (e.g. English father, German Vater,… …   Useful english dictionary

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