Definition of coetaneous in English:


Line breaks: co|etan¦eous
Pronunciation: /kəʊɪˈteɪnɪəs


Having the same age or date of origin; contemporary: his greatest rival and coetaneous critic
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  • Supposing either to be coetaneous with the reputed date of 1133, the room was built and fitted up before the Royal-hall of the Westminster Palace.
  • The surviving Castilian version is a coetaneous copy rather than the original.
  • His arrival was coetaneous with the announcement of an important change in the commercial intercourse between England and India.


early17th century: from Latin coaetaneus 'contemporaneous' (from aetas 'age') + -ous.

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