compagnon

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Etymology[edit]

From the Old French compaignon, from Late Latin 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 calque of a Germanic word represented by Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌷𐌻𐌰𐌹𐌱𐌰 ‎(gahlaiba, messmate) from 𐌲𐌰- ‎(ga-, with) + 𐌷𐌻𐌰𐌹𐌱𐌰 ‎(hlaiba, bread), Old High German galeipo from ga- ‎(with) + leipo ‎(bread). Compare with the etymologically related terms copain and compagnie. More at co-, loaf.

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Noun[edit]

compagnon m ‎(plural compagnons, feminine compagne)

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

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