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  • Derived from the same roots.
          In English ward is cognate to guard, and both are cognate to French garder.
          English ward, English guard, and French garder are all cognate.
  • A word derived from the same roots as a given word.
          English ward is a cognate of guard, and of French garder.
          English ward, English guard, and French garder are all cognates.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cog"nate (?), a. [L. cognatus; co- + gnatus, natus, p. p. of nasci, anciently gnasci, to be born. See Nation, and cf. Connate.] 1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother's side.

2. Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.

Cog"nate, n. 1. (Law) One who is related to another on the female side. Wharton.

2. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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