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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish compadre (joint father, godfather, friend). Doublet of compere.

NounEdit

compadre (plural compadres)

  1. A friend or companion.
    • 1839, J. P. and W. P. Robertson, Letters from Paraguay, comprising an account of four years residence in that republic, under the dictator Francia. John Murray (London), p. 339.
      Whenever he had a compadre or a friend, it was his bounden duty to do him some service.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese compadre, conpadre, from Late Latin compater, compatrem, from com- + Latin pater.

Cognate with Galician compadre, Spanish compadre, Catalan compare and Italian compare.

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NounEdit

compadre m (plural compadres, feminine comadre, feminine plural comadres)

  1. godfather of one’s child; father of one’s godchild
  2. father of one's child's spouse; co-father-in-law
  3. (familiar) a close friend; compadre

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin compater, compatrem, from com- + Latin pater (father).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /komˈpadɾe/, [kõmˈpaðɾe]

NounEdit

compadre m (plural compadres)

  1. Godfather of one's child.
  2. Parent of one's godchild.
  3. Friend, especially a very close and honoured male friend.
  4. (colloquial) father of one's child's spouse.
  5. (Mexico) binge or partying habitual companion.
  6. (Argentina) person of the generation whose parents fought in Argentina's war of independence from Spain.[1]
  7. (Nicaragua, colloquial) The relation between a man and his wife's lover, or in the case of divorce, the relation between the previous and current husband. In general, the relation between two men who have been involved with the same woman.

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AntonymsEdit

  • (godfather): comadre (feminine form)
  • (godchild's father): comadre (feminine form)

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Usage notesEdit

  • In Spanish, compadre and padrino are not synonyms. A padrino is one's own godfather, whereas a compadre is the godfather of one's child or the father of one's godchild.

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