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Etymology of the English word compendium

the English word compendium
derived from the Latin word compendium (gain, profit; sparing; summarized, abstract)
derived from the Latin word compendere (weigh, balance together)
derived from the Latin word pendere (hang, hang down; depend; weigh out; pay, pay out)
using the Latin prefix com-
derived from the Latin word cum (with)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *kom (near, with, together)

Date

The earliest known usage of compendium in English dates from the 16th century.

Cognates

Dutch compendium, French compendium, German Kompendium, Norwegian kompendium, Swedish kompendium

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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