Meaning of cognate
Pronunciation: (kog'nāt), [key]
- related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc.
- descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish.
- allied or similar in nature or quality.
- a person or thing cognate with another.
- a cognate word:cold is a cognate of German kalt. The English word
- cognate (Thesaurus)