The word companion comes from a couple of Latin words, cum (with) + panis (bread). In other words, a companion is a person you have bread with. For that, I took Latin in high school. When Mom told me I’d be taking Latin, she said it was to help me with English. “You mean, the language I’ve been speaking for 14 years?” I asked. She didn’t think that was funny. I had wanted to take French. Recently I learned that taking both Latin and French together helped with both languages. Wish I had known that sooner.
My constant companion, and usually the only person I have bread (and everything else) with, is Mary. Mary’s a good companion, and she thinks I am, too. Which is a good thing, because we spend a lot of time together.