a relative through male descent or on the father's side
Origin of agnateClassical Latin agnatus from past participle of agnasci, to be born in addition to from ad-, to + nasci, to be born: see genus
- related through male descent or on the father's side
- Related on or descended from the father's or male side.
- Coming from a common source; akin.
A relative on the father's or male side only.
Origin of agnateLatin agnātus past participle of agnāscī to become an agnate ad- ad- nāscī to be born ; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more agnate, superlative most agnate)
from Latin agnātus (“paternal kinsman”).