cognatus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a kinsman.

Noun[edit]

cognatus ‎(plural cognati)

  1. (law) A person connected through cognation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From con-(together) +‎ (g)nātus(born).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective/Noun[edit]

cognātus m ‎(feminine cognāta, neuter cognātum); first/second declension

  1. related by blood, kindred
    • 4th century, St Jerome, Vulgate, Tobit 2:15
      nam sicut beato Iob insultabant reges ita isti parentes et cognati eius et inridebant vitam eius dicentes (For as the kings insulted over holy Job: so his relations and kinsmen mocked at his life, saying:)
  2. smb.'s brother or sister, smb.'s sibling
  3. (figuratively) related, connected, like, similar
  4. (substantive) a blood relation, blood relative, kinsman

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cognātus cognāta cognātum cognātī cognātae cognāta
genitive cognātī cognātae cognātī cognātōrum cognātārum cognātōrum
dative cognātō cognātō cognātīs
accusative cognātum cognātam cognātum cognātōs cognātās cognāta
ablative cognātō cognātā cognātō cognātīs
vocative cognāte cognāta cognātum cognātī cognātae cognāta

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