compagnie

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch compangie, borrowed from Old French compagnie, derived in turn from Vulgar Latin *compania, from Late Latin compāniō, from Latin cum (with) + pānis (bread). See also compagnon and kompaan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔm.pɑnˈji/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: com‧pag‧nie
  • Rhymes: -i

Noun[edit]

compagnie f (plural compagnies or compagnieën, diminutive compagnietje n)

  1. (business) a company, partnership [From 1578]
  2. (military) a sub-division of a battalion [From 1592]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: kompanie
  • Petjo: compies, kompeni, kompenie
  • Caribbean Javanese: kompeni
  • Indonesian: kompeni (Dutch East India Company, Dutch colonial government)
  • Indonesian: kompi (company (millitary))

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French compaignie, from Old French compaignie, from compain + -ie or alternatively from compagne, from Vulgar Latin *compania, from Late Latin compāniō, from Latin cum + pānis (bread). See also copain, compagnon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

compagnie f (plural compagnies)

  1. company
    Synonym: (abbreviation) cie

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

compagnie f

  1. plural of compagnia

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