The person you eat bread with

[Companion – Ethymology] From Middle English companion, from Old French compaignon “companion”, from Late Latin compāniōn- nominative singular compāniō, from com- +‎ pānis literally, with + bread, a word first attested in the Frankish Lex Salica as a translation of a Germanic word, probably Frankish galaibo, gahlaibo “messmate”, literally “with-bread”, from hlaib “loaf, bread”. Compare also Old High German galeipo “messmate”, Gothic

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