agnate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Latin agnātus (paternal kinsman).

Noun[edit]

agnate (plural agnates)

  1. A relative whose relation is traced only through male members of the family.
    A great grandfather is an agnate if he is your father’s father’s father.
    • 2013, John Middleton, E. H. Winter, Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa, page 203:
      Men accuse agnates of their own generation of bewitching them.
  2. Any paternal male relative.

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agnate (comparative more agnate, superlative most agnate)

  1. Related to someone by male connections or on the paternal side of the family.
  2. allied; akin
    • Landor
      Assume more or less of a fictitious character, but congenial and agnate with the former.
  3. (linguistics) Having a similar semantic meaning.
    • 2013, Thomas Bloor, Meriel Bloor, The Functional Analysis of English:
      [...] we can talk about a swim, a drink, a look, even though swim, drink and look can also show up as verbs in agnate clauses.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

agnāte

  1. vocative singular of agnātus