kompis

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of kompanjon +‎ -is. Compare German Kumpel, Dutch kompel, Polish kumpel, and Spanish compa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /¹kɔmpɪs/
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Noun[edit]

kompis c

  1. (informal) pal, friend, comrade, mate, playmate
    Synonyms: vän, polare (colloquial), kamrat (somewhat dated in this sense)

Declension[edit]

Declension of kompis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kompis kompisen kompisar kompisarna
Genitive kompis kompisens kompisars kompisarnas

Descendants[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of kompani +‎ -is.

Noun[edit]

kompis ? (uncountable)

  1. (then colloquial, now dated) company
    Ska vi äta i kompis?
    You wanna eat together?

Usage notes[edit]

It was mostly (or perhaps only) used in the phrase i kompis (together), literally in company.

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