Definition of companage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɒmp(ə)nɪdʒ/


historical, rare
  • Any food eaten as an accompaniment to bread, especially as part of an allowance to a worker, tenant, etc. Compare "opsony", "kitchen".


Middle English. From Anglo-Norman compernage, Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French compenage, Anglo-Norman and Middle French companage from post-classical Latin companaticum from classical Latin com- + pānis bread + post-classical Latin -aticum.