ETYM Latin cognatus; co- + gnatus, natus, p. p. of nasci, anciently gnasci, to be born. Related to Nation, Connate.
(Linguistics) Having the same ancestral language.
Sinonimi: cognate word
1. A word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language; SYN. cognate word.
2. Having same ancestry; closely related