compony

compony

[kuhm-poh-nee]
adjective Heraldry.
composed of a single row of squares, metal and color alternating; gobony.
Also, componé [kuhm-poh-nee; French kawn-paw-ney] .


Origin:
1565–75; < Middle French compone, nasalized variant of copone, equivalent to copon coupon + -e -ee

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compony or componé (kəmˈpəʊnɪ, kəmˈpəʊneɪ)
 
adj
(usually postpositive) heraldry made up of alternating metal and colour, colour and fur, or fur and metal
 
[C16: from Old French componé, from copon piece, coupon]
 
componé or componé
 
adj
 
[C16: from Old French componé, from copon piece, coupon]

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