compaignon

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French compaignon.

Noun[edit]

compaignon m (plural compaignons)

  1. companion; friend

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin compāniōne(m) (nominative singular compāniō), literally "he with whom one shares one's bread", from com- + pānis (with + bread), first attested in the Frankish Lex Salica as a translation of a Germanic word, probably Frankish *galaibo, *gahlaibo (messmate, literally with-bread), from *hlaib (loaf, bread). Compare by Gothic gahlaiba "messmate" from ga- + hlaiba (with + bread), Old High German galeipo from ga- + leipo (with + bread). Compare also with the etymologically related term compaignie.

Noun[edit]

compaignon m (oblique plural compaignons, nominative singular compaing, nominative plural compaignon)

  1. friend
  2. colleague, companion

Descendants[edit]