Definition of Compa
Compa is the colloquial and abbreviated form of the word “compadre” which is probably the most used in Spanish America when referring to a very close friend or inseparable companion.
SYNONYMS FOR Compa
ORIGIN OF Compa
Its etymology comes from the Latin “compater” which means “godfather of baptism”, however this origin of the word ‘compa’ has no other explanation.
It is simply an apocope of the terms “compañero” or the previously mentioned “compadre”, which in many Latin American countries are used to express a colloquial or popular sense of these words.
They also have certain values in various aspects of social life in Spanish-speaking countries to refer to companions and friends, also widely used in political struggles.
The word compa contains 2 syllables and is what we call a flat word or grave word, that is to say those that in their pronunciation have the accent on the penultimate syllable, and only those that do not end in n, s or vowel are placed with a tilde.
The abbreviation of the word compa does not have a tilde and its tonic syllable is “com” which corresponds to its penultimate syllable.
Although it is used to designate godparents at baptisms and as a way of affectionate treatment to refer to friends, it is also used to refer to comrades in the guerrilla
CURIOSITIES OF Compa
It is also said that the etymology of this word comes from the adjective “compacto” and the abstract suffix “idad” which refers to “quality of”.
The word compa contains 2 vowels, 3 consonants and is composed of a total of 5 letters.