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agnate

noun ag·nate \ ˈag-ˌnāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agnate

1 :a relative whose kinship is traceable exclusively through males
2 :a paternal kinsman

Origin and Etymology of agnate

borrowed from Latin agnātus "younger child, male blood relative on the father's side," noun from agnātus, past participle of agnāscī "to be born in addition (to), grow later" from ad- ad- + gnāscī, nāscī "to be born" — more at nation


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agnate

adjective

Definition of agnate

1 :allied, akin
2 :related through male descent or on the father's side

agnatic

play \ag-ˈna-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of agnate

borrowed from Latin agnātus — more at 1agnate


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