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com-par (conp- ), păris, adj. (abl. compari, Liv. 36, 44, 7:
I.compare,Ov. Am. 3, 5, 38; id. A. A. 3, 359; gen. plur. comparum, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 64), like or equal to another (poet.; after the Aug. per. also in prose).
I. Adj.
(β). With gen.: “eorum,Gell. 6 (7), 11, 1.
II. Subst. comm., an equal, a companion, comrade, colleague, Plaut. Ps. 4, 3, 9; * Hor. C. 2, 5, 2.—
B. Esp.
1. One beloved, a spouse, consort, mate, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 64; id. Cas. 4, 2, 18; * Cat. 68, 126; Ov. Am. 3, 5, 38; Inscr. Orell. 2656; “so of the queen in chess,Ov. A. A. 3, 359.—*
2. A figure of speech whereby several members of a period have an equal number of syllables, Auct. Her. 4, 20. 27.
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