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agnate

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noun ag·nate \ˈag-ˌnāt\

Definition of agnate

  1. 1 :  a relative whose kinship is traceable exclusively through males

  2. 2 :  a paternal kinsman



Origin and Etymology of agnate

Latin agnatus, from past participle of agnasci to be born in addition to, from ad- + nasci to be born — more at nation


First Known Use: 1534


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agnate

adjective ag·nate

Definition of agnate

  1. 1 :  allied, akin

  2. 2 :  related through male descent or on the father's side

agnatic

play \ag-ˈna-tik\ adjective


1782

First Known Use of agnate

1782


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