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Sunday, August 05, 2012

compeer

\kuhm-PEER\ , noun;
1.
Close friend; comrade.
2.
An equal in rank, ability, accomplishment, etc.; peer; colleague.
verb:
1.
Archaic. To be the equal of; match.
Quotes:
Whoever eats them outlasts heaven and earth, and is the compeer of sun and moon.
-- Cheng'en Wu, Monkey
Aren't you pleased with him, and didn't he arrange things well, eh, my good compeer Lenet?
-- Alexandre Dumas, The Women's War
Origin:
Compeer comes from the Latin word parem which meant "equal." The prefix com- means "with, together or in association."
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