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cognate

adjective uk   /ˈkɒɡ.neɪt/  us   /ˈkɑːɡ-/ specialized
Cognate languages and words have the same origin, or are related and in some way similar: The Italian word "mangiare" (= to eat) is cognate with the French "manger".

cognate

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒɡ.neɪt/  us   /ˈkɑːɡ-/ specialized
a word that has the same origin as another word, or is related in some way to another word
Translations of “cognate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (語言或詞語)同源的,相關的,類似的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (语言或词语)同源的,相关的,类似的…
(Definition of cognate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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