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 agnatus, past participle of agnasc&imacron;, to become an agnate : ad-, ad- + nasc&imacron;, to be born; see gen&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more agnate, superlative most agnate)
from Latin agnātus (“paternal kinsman”).