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From French compatriote, from Latin cum (“with”) + patria (“homeland”). Displaced native Old English ġelanda.
compatriot (plural compatriots)
- Somebody from one's own country.
- 1858, John Gorham Palfrey, History of New England:
- the distrust with which they felt themselves to be regarded by their compatriots in America
- 2011 October 20, Jamie Lillywhite, “Tottenham 1 - 0 Rubin Kazan”, in BBC Sport:
- However Russian Pavlyuchenko stunned his compatriots with an unstoppable 25-yard drive into the top corner.
somebody from one's own country
compatriot (comparative more compatriot, superlative most compatriot)
- Of the same country; having a common sentiment of patriotism.
- 1736, [James] Thomson, The Prospect: Being the Fifth Part of Liberty. A Poem, London: […] A[ndrew] Millar, […], →OCLC, lines 71–72, page 8:
- She [Britain] rears to Freedom an undaunted Race: / Compatriot zealous, hoſpitable, kind, […]
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “compatriot”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)
Borrowed from French compatriote, Latin compatriota.
compatriot m (plural compatrioți, feminine equivalent compatrioată)
- Synonym: simpatriot
Declension of compatriot
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