English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

English

nascent adj. – (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

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Spanish

naciente

Etymology

nascent (adj.) Look up nascent at Dictionary.com1620s, from Latin nascentem (nominative nascens) “arising young, immature,” present participle of nasci “to be born” (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Related:Nascence (1560s); nascency.

Spanish:  nacer (to be born)

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