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compony

[ kuhm-poh-nee ]
/ kəmˈpoʊ ni /
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adjective Heraldry.

composed of a single row of squares, metal and color alternating; gobony.

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Also com·po·né [kuhm-poh-nee; French kawn-paw-ney]. /kəmˈpoʊ ni; French kɔ̃ pɔˈneɪ/.

Origin of compony

1565–75; <Middle French compone, nasalized variant of copone, equivalent to coponcoupon + -e-ee
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Example sentences from the Web for compony

  • The whole banner was usually fringed with the livery colours, giving the effect of a bordure compony.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • In Scotland the mark of illegitimacy for the arms is the bordure compony, which is usually but not always indicative of the same.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • The bordure counter-compony has been occasionally stated to have the same character.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

British Dictionary definitions for compony

compony

compon (kəmˈpəʊneɪ)

/ (kəmˈpəʊnɪ) /

adjective

(usually postpositive) heraldry made up of alternating metal and colour, colour and fur, or fur and metal

Word Origin for compony

C16: from Old French componé, from copon piece, coupon
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