compony

adjective com·po·ny \kəmˈpōnē\
variants: less commonly

componé

or

componée

\kəmˈpōnē, -(ˌ)nā; ¦kämpə¦nā\

Definition of compony

  1. 1 :  composed of two alternate tinctures in a single row —used of a heraldic bearing

  2. 2 :  divided into segments of alternate tinctures following the curve —used of a heraldic bearing having curved lines

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Origin and Etymology of compony

Middle French componé, alteration (influenced by Latin componere to compose) of coponné, couponné, from copon, coupon piece — more at coupon


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