compendium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin compendium (that which is weighed together”; “a sparing”, “a saving”, “an abbreviation), from com- (with) + pendō (I weigh).

Noun[edit]

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compendium (plural compendiums or compendia)

  1. A short, complete summary; an abstract.
  2. A list or collection of various items.
    • 2008, Caroline Murphy, Murder of a Medici Princess (page 157)
      It was this last variety which formed the backbone of the first published Italian compendium of games, Innocenzo Ringhieri's One Hundred Games of Liberality and Ingenuity of 1551, dedicated to Cathérine de' Medici.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin compendium

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.pɛ̃.djɔm/

Noun[edit]

compendium m (plural compendiums)

  1. compendium, abstract.
    Un compendium de logique, de philosophie.
  2. vitrine showing didactic material.
    L’ameublement de l’École traditionnelle est […] celui d’un auditorium scriptorium : chaire surélevée, unique tableau à l’usage exclusif de l’exposé magistral […], bancs pupitres pour enfants assis écrivant ou lisant […] meuble bibliothèque et compendium scientifique soigneusement fermés, à l’abri de la poussière et des mains indiscrètes. (Célestin Freinet, L’École moderne française, 1946)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally that which is weighed together

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Noun[edit]

compendium n (genitive compendiī); second declension

  1. saving; profit or gain, especially made by saving
  2. shortening, abbreviating; abridgement

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative compendium compendia
genitive compendiī compendiōrum
dative compendiō compendiīs
accusative compendium compendia
ablative compendiō compendiīs
vocative compendium compendia

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