• Cognate Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mothers side.
- (a.) Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.
- (n.) One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.
- (n.) One who is related to another on the female side.
• Cognateness Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The state of being cognate.