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coeval

co·e·val

coeval

 
 
pronunciation:
ko i vl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: coinciding in time of origin or existence; contemporary.
The newly unearthed artifacts are coeval with the Egyptian pyramids.coeval manuscripts
similar words:
contemporary
 
part of speech: noun
definition: someone or something of the same age as another.
similar words:
contemporary
derivations: coevally (adv.), coevality (n.)
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The word coeval contains the following parts:
co- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix co- is a reduced form of com- often used before roots beginning with vowels, such as "ax" and "ev." It is also used with existing English words to indicate a role of fellowship (coworker) or that something is done together (cowrite) See com-.
ev (aev) Latin root that means age, era
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