cognate accusative
Definition - A construction where the object is related in both origin and meaning to the verb that governs it.

Notes:
1. The object in the cognate accusative construction is called a cognate object.

Example -
He pooped a bitter poop.
(The word poop is the object of the verb pooped.)

Etymology -
The word cognate derives from the Latin com, together + gnatus, born.

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1874:
"The extent of action of the verb may be expressed by a substantive of the same meaning as the verb (Cognate accusative)."
( Roby Lat. Gram. iv. viii. II. 40)



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