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Word: cognate

Definition: having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.


Sentences Containing 'cognate'

"Hortus" is cognate with the native English word "yard" (in the meaning of land associated with a building) and also the borrowed word "garden".
"Trocentos" looks as a combination of "troço" (thing) and "trezentos" (three hundreds), but it is actually a cognate of Spanish "tropecientos" or "chorrocientos".
... this alternation is nonarbitrary, originating from the asymmetric collapse of three cognate sets into two, such that in men's Chukchi *r and *d > r and *c > č, whereas in women's Chukchi *r > r and *d and *c > c."
About 84% of its words are cognate with Standard Malay, while 94% are reported to be cognate with Kedayan.
According to linguist Hans-Martin Gauger, the second element in the word "Muggeseggele" corresponds to the standard German "Säckel", "little sack"; the term, therefore, must have originally referred to the testicles, like the Latin cognate "saccellus", but the meaning was transferred from the "sack" to the "member".
Although its lexis is 84% cognate with Standard Malay, Brunei Malay is mostly mutually unintelligible with other dialects of Malay.
As with all places whose names end in "—heim" (cognate with English "home"), it might have been a Frankish settlement.
Coleoptera occupied his own attention but he had a regard for insects of other orders if only for the reason that it brought him into communication with the lovers of them, for he had a sympathy not only with the entomologists as such but also as cultivators of a sense of pleasure and enjoyment in the varied realm of nature, and he was able, as a rule, to give far more information on cognate matters than he received" Sources.
German also sports a variety of placeholders; some, as in English, contain the element "Dings", "Dingens" (also "Dingenskirchen"), "Dingsda", "Dingsbums", cognate with English "thing".
Henceforward, all the kings of Hungary (with the exception of King Matthias Corvinus) were matrilineal or cognate descendants of the Árpáds.
However, these updates had an effect on the weight of the car which rose from . The Carina II was discontinued in 1992 and succeeded by the Toyota Carina E. In Denmark, these trims were almost identical, except that XL model was slightly more upmarket than UK cars; spec was cognate with Republic of Ireland vehicles.
In 1879 he became instructor in biblical philology at the Union Theological Seminary, in 1881 an associate professor of the same subject, and in 1890 Davenport Professor of Hebrew and the cognate Languages.
In Old Aquitanian, gods' names were cognate with Basque words for animals and plants.
In Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, the close cognate "tripas" tends to denote small intestines rather than stomach lining.
It could also be from Norse "būð", cognate with English "booth" with a diminutive ending.
It is a patronymic name of "Luka" or "Lukas", the Croatian and Serbian variants of the Latin name "Lucas", translation of Greek name "Loukas" and cognate of English "Luke".
It is perhaps the only language to use its own name for the sport which is not cognate with "rugby".
Johann David Michaelis (27 February 1717 – 22 August 1791), a famous and eloquent German biblical scholar and teacher, was a member of a family which had the chief part in maintaining that solid discipline in Hebrew and the cognate languages which distinguished the University of Halle in the period of Pietism.
One is hur, a cognate of the Greek pur, and the other krak, probably derived, like the other Armenian word jrag, "candle," "light," from the Persian cirag.
Signalling by LIFR intracellular domain homodimerisation has been demonstrated in hepatoma and neuroblastoma cells, embryonic stem cells and COS-1 cells by utilizing chimeric receptors that homodimerise upon stimulation with their cognate cytokines (i.e. GCSF, neurotrophin-3, EGF).
That "Lympha" is an Italic concept is indicated by the Oscan cognate "diumpā-" (recorded in the dative plural, "diumpaís", "for the lymphae"), with a characteristic alternation of "d" for "l".
The Gothic word "wáit", from the proto-Indo-European "*woid-h2e" ("to see" in the perfect), corresponds exactly to its Sanskrit cognate "véda" and in Greek to ϝοἶδα.
The modern English word "fellowship" derives from the Old Norse "félag" stem, adding the -ship suffix as a "condition of being", cognate with Icelandic "félagskap".
The name of "Dodola" is possibly cognate with the Lithuanian word for thunder: "dundulis".
The names Kyot and Guiot are cognate, but the historical poet was not from the southern French region of Provence, but the northern town of Provins, and none of Guiot's surviving works deal with the Holy Grail or suggest any thematic relation with "Parzival".
The Oberwinkel estate’s importance can also be established by its having its own "Weistum" (a "Weistum" – cognate with English "wisdom" – was a legal pronouncement issued by men learned in law in the Middle Ages and early modern times), which was even confirmed in writing and notarized by the Springiersbach Monastery on 13 January 1494.
The simple demonstrative pronoun "sa" (neuter: "þata", feminine: "so", from the Indo-European root "*so", "*seh2", "*tod"; cognate to the Greek article ὁ, ἡ, τό and the Latin "istud") can be used as an article, allowing constructions of the type "definite article + weak adjective + noun".
There are undergraduate courses in surveying, construction, property, architectural technology and planning; and postgraduate conversion courses that enable both cognate and non-cognate degree holders to pursue a professional qualification.
They are less than 40% cognate with Brunei Malay, and are being replaced with it through intermarriage and conversion to Islam.
This is cognate with the "wh-" at the beginning of many English interrogatives which, as in Gothic, are pronounced with [ʍ] in some dialects.
Whether that Artificer of things, The origin of a better world, made him from the divine seed; Or the earth, being recent and lately sundered from the high Ether, retained some seeds of cognate heaven.''
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