cognation

noun

cog·​na·​tion käg-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce cognation (audio)
: cognate relationship

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cognation was in the 14th century

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“Cognation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cognation. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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