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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
copemate, also copesmate
1. An associate or friend.
2. An opponent or adversary.
ETYMOLOGY:From French couper (to cut), from Latin colpus (blow), from Greek kolaphos (blow with the fist) + mate (fellow).
USAGE:"I let go of [the gown's] gaping back long enough to turn around, grin and give a big OK sign to Ms. Harper's Bazaar, our copemate, our friend."
Dorothy Fredericks; Breezy is Fashionable; The Seattle Times; Aug 25, 1991.
"Weigh gentlemen, and consider, whether my affirmations, back'd with reason, may hold balance against the bare denials of ... my copesmate."
John Milton; Colasterion; 1645.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Of all plagues with which mankind is cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst. -Daniel Defoe, novelist and journalist (1659?-1731)