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Main Entry: 1comĚpanĚion
Pronunciation: kschwam-primarystresspan-yschwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English compainoun "companion," from early French cumpaignun (same meaning), from Latin companion-, companio "companion," literally, "one who eats with another," from com- "with, together" and panis "food, bread" --related to ACCOMPANY, COMPANY, PANTRY
1 : one that often accompanies another : COMRADE
2 a : one of a pair of matching things b : a person employed to live with and serve another

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