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Webster 1913 Edition


Agnate

Ag′nate

,
Adj.
[L.
agnatus
, p. p. of
agnasci
to be born in addition to;
ad
+
nasci
(for
gnasci
) to be born. Cf.
Adnate
.]
1.
Related or akin by the father’s side; also, sprung from the same male ancestor;
as,
agnate
brother: a brother having the same father, but a different mother
; in ths sense it is a correlative of
uterine
.
2.
Allied; akin.
Agnate words.”
Pownall.
Assume more or less of a fictitious character, but congenial and
agnate
with the former.
Landor.

Ag′nate

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
agnat
.]
(Civil Law)
A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively through males.

Webster 1828 Edition


Agnate

AG'NATE

,
Adj.
[L. agnatus.] Related or akin by the father's side.

AG'NATE

,
Noun.
[L. agnatus, adnascor, of ad and nascor, to be born. See Nature.] Any male relation by the father's side.

Definition 2021


agnate

agnate

English

Noun

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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Adjective

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

Noun

agnāte

  1. vocative singular of agnātus