Origin of compartfrom Old French compartir or Late Latin compartiri from com-, intensive + partiri, partire: see part, transitive verb
transitive verbcom·part·ed, com·part·ing, com·parts
Origin of compartObsolete French compartir from Italian compartire from Late Latin compartīrī to share Latin com- com- Latin partīrī to divide ( from pars part- a part ; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present comparts, present participle comparting, simple past and past participle comparted)
- To divide into smaller parts; to divide into compartments.
- To arrange or lay out according to a plan, with due distribution and disposition of parts.
- If I behold what inventions men have in comparting Musical intervals...