From Late Latin compāniō (nominative form) (whence also French copain), from com- + pānis (literally, with + bread), a word 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 also the related Italian compagnone.
- IPA(key): /komˈpa.ɲo/, [komˈpäɲɲo̞]
- Hyphenation: com‧pà‧gno
compagno (feminine singular compagna, masculine plural compagni, feminine plural compagne)
- (familiar) alike, like, similar, the same
compagno m (plural compagni, feminine compagna)
- mate, companion, partner, live-in partner, fellow, comrade, friend, pal, pardner.
- husband, spouse