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Meaning of AGNATE

Pronunciation:  'agneyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one related on the father's side
  2. [adj]  related on the father's side; "a paternal aunt"

AGNATE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: agnatic, paternal(p), patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrilineal sib, patrisib, related
 See Also: relation, relative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ag"nate\, a. [L. agnatus, p. p. of agnasci to be born in
    addition to; ad + nasci (for gnasci) to be born. Cf.
    1. Related or akin by the father's side; also, sprung from
       the same male ancestor.
    2. Allied; akin. ``Agnate words.'' --Pownall.
             Assume more or less of a fictitious character, but
             congenial and agnate with the former. --Landor.
  2. \Ag"nate\, n. [Cf. F. agnat.] (Civil Law)
    A relative whose relationship can be traced exclusively
    through males.
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