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Webster 1913 Edition


Enate

E-nate′

,
Adj.
[L.
enatus
, p. p. of
enasci
. See
Enascent
.]
Growing out.

Webster 1828 Edition


Enate

ENA'TE

,
Adj.
[L. enatus.] Growing out.

Definition 2022


enate

enate

English

Noun

enate (plural enates)

  1. A relative whose relation is traced only through female members of the family.
    A great grandmother is an enate if she is your mother’s mother's mother.
    • 2000, Alexander H. Bolyanatz, Mortuary Feasting on New Ireland: The Activation of Matriliny Among the Sursurunga, page 86,
      Similarly, since the wearing of a sawat is importantly informed by matrilineal group membership — an enate of the deceased cannot wear a sawat — it would be an error to assume that matrilineal group membership is necessarily salient in explaining the behavior of a social actor.
  2. Any maternal female relative.

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Adjective

enate (comparative more enate, superlative most enate)

  1. Related to someone by female connections.
  2. Related on the maternal side of the family.
  3. (linguistics) Having identical grammatical structure (but with elements that are semantically different).
  4. Growing out.

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Latin

Participle

ēnate

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēnatus