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noun 
  1. A word derived from the same roots as a given word.
English "ward" is a of "guard", and of French "garder".
''English "ward", English "guard", and French "garder" are all cognates.
adjective 
  1. Derived from the same roots.
In English, "ward" is cognate to "guard", and both are to French garder.
English "ward", English "guard", Icelandic "ví¶rí°ur" and French "garder" are all .''
  1. Similar in nature
Etymology: From (term, cognatus), past participle of (term, cognasci, , arise together), (term, cog-, , together) + (term, nasci, , arise)


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