One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.
A word related to another word in origin and/or meaning (e.g., English school and scholar; English school and Spanish escuela).
a language with the same historical source as another language or languages, as the Romance languages, which are each derived from Latin. a word related in meaning and form to a word in another language or languages because the languages have the same ultimate source, as mother (English), moeder (Dutch), moder (Danish), mater (Latin), matr (Sanskrit), etc. referring to languages or words with common historical sources.
one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
related in nature; "connate qualities"
having the same ancestral language; "cognate languages"
a relative whose kinship is related through the mother's side
a word in one language which is similar in form and meaning to a word in another language because both languages are related
a word that looks similar in English and Spanish and has the same meaning in both languages
a word which has the same origins in different languages, and either looks or sounds similar in each one
a word which is connected to another word by means of descent from a common word
(noun & adj.) Words in different languages in which one is derived from the other or both share a common origin are said to be cognate. E.g. French main and English manual, are cognate(s) as both derive from Latin manus, 'hand'.
Cognates are words from different languages which are related historically, eg English bath - German bad or English yoke - Hindi yoga. Beware False Friends however.
The stem or root from which descendent words with a common meaning are derived. As illustrated earlier in this book, sit, sat, and, to be seated, are cognates of the infinitive verb to sit.
A cognate is a word that has the same origin, or that is related in some way, to a word in another language. Watch out for false cognates though - false friends.
A word related to one in another language, such as theater (English) and theatre (French)
One of two or more words that have the same linguistic root or origin.
a word related (having a common origin) to one in another language.
Words with a common ancestor. Cognates allow reconstruction of Indo-European and Germanic. English father, Latin pater, and Greek pater are cognates used in reconstructing *[email protected]
, a common Indo-European source for these words. The consonants of the English form developed because of the Germanic First Sound Shift or Grimm's Law.
Cognate (Latin: cognatus co+gnatus, ie. nasci "to be born") means: "related by blood, having a common ancestor, or related by an analogous nature, character, or function".http://www.answers.com/cognate&r=67 answers.com In linguistics, cognates are words â€” in one or more languages â€” that have a common origin, meaning that they are descended from the same word, possibly in a common predecessor language.