See also: compás and compàs

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

 
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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.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.pa/, /kɔ̃.pɑ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

compas m (plural compas)

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: compasso

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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.
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, Apocalips 4:4, page 118v, column 1; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      ⁊ in þe cumpas of þe ſeete.· weren foure ⁊ twentı ſmale ſeetıs ⁊ abouen þe troones foure ⁊ twentı eldere men ſıttynge. hılıd aboute wıþ whıte cloþıs.· ⁊ in þe heedıs of hem golden coꝛouns
      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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DescendantsEdit

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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)

ReferencesEdit


NormanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

compas m (plural compas)

  1. (Jersey) compass, dividers

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French compas.

NounEdit

compas n (plural compasuri)

  1. pair of compasses

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

NounEdit

compas m pl

  1. plural of compa