- Growing outward.
- also e·nat·ic Related on the mother's side.
A relative on one's mother's side.
Origin of enateLatin ēnātus, past participle of ēnāscī, to issue forth : ē-, ex-, ex- + nāscī, to be born; see gen&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more enate, superlative most enate)
- Related to someone by female connections.
- Related on the maternal side of the family.
- (linguistics) Having identical grammatical structure (but with elements that are semantically different).
- Growing out.
From Latin ēnātus.