cognation

cognation

[kog-ney-shuhn]
noun
cognate relationship.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English cognacioun (< Anglo-French, Old French) < Latin cognātiōn- (stem of cognātiō) kinship, equivalent to cognāt(us) cognate + -iōn- -ion

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cognate (ˈkɒɡneɪt)
 
adj
1.  akin; related: cognate languages
2.  Compare agnate related by blood or descended from a common maternal ancestor
3.  grammar cognate object a noun functioning as the object of a verb to which it is etymologically related, as in think a thought or sing a song
 
n
4.  something that is cognate with something else
 
[C17: from Latin cognātus, from co- same + gnātus born, variant of nātus, past participle of nāscī to be born]
 
'cognately
 
adv
 
'cognateness
 
n
 
cog'nation
 
n

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