compagnon

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Etymology[edit]

From the Old French compaignon, from Late Latin compāniōne(m) (nominative singular compāniō), literally "he with whom one shares one's bread" (compare Italian compagnone, Spanish compañón), from com- + pānis (with + bread), first attested in the Frankish Lex Salica as a translation of a Germanic word represented by Gothic gahlaiba "messmate" from ga- + hlaiba (with + bread), Old High German galeipo from ga- + leipo (with + bread). Compare with the etymologically related terms copain and compagnie. More at co-, loaf.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

compagnon m (plural compagnons, feminine compagne)

  1. lifelong partner
  2. companion
  3. friend, buddy, pal

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