Etymology lesson of the week

28Sep06
companion Look up companion at Dictionary.com
Latin: cum + panis = with + bread.
Back in the Roman times, friends would cut a loaf of bread in half and share it. Hense the definition of the word companion today.
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2 Responses to “Etymology lesson of the week”

  1. 1 Frank

    Cool. I like little facts like that.

  2. Ooh these kinds of facts are really interesting! I’m looking forward to more.


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