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compas (uncountable)

  1. (music) A form of string music from Haiti

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French compas, from Latin com- + passus

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NounEdit

compas m (plural compas)

  1. pair of compasses
  2. (marine, aviation) magnetic compass
  3. (music) A genre of modern Haitian music descended from the traditional style méringue.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French compas, from Medieval Latin compassus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkumpas/, /kumˈpas/, /kumˈpaːs/

NounEdit

compas (plural compasses)

  1. Guile, craft or an instance of it; the use of skill or sleight-of hand.
  2. A scheme or plan, especially one formulated in secrecy or with malicious intent.
  3. A circular shape (i.e. a circle, curve or sphere) or a region bounded by one.
  4. The boundary or totality of the margins or edges of a region or zone; that which surrounds.
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 4:4”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And in the cumpas of the ſeete weren foure and twenti ſmale ſeetis; and aboue the troones foure and twenti eldre men ſittinge, hilid aboute with whijt clothis, and in the heedis of hem goldun corouns.
      And around the perimeter of the seat there were twenty-four small seats, and on those seats twenty-four elders sat, wearing white clothing and having golden crowns on their heads.
  5. An area, region or zone; space or coverage with fixed or demarcated boundaries.
  6. The size, extent, or magnitude of something (usually in area or dimension)
  7. A compass (device or tool for drawing or demarcating a circle)
  8. (rare) The appearance, visage or design of a piece of craftsmanship.

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AdverbEdit

compas (rare)

  1. Following a circle-shaped course or perimeter.
  2. Having a specified circle-shaped course or perimeter.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: compass (obsolete as an adverb)

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NounEdit

compas m (plural compas)

  1. (Jersey) compass, dividers