Google Translate offers "com" (together) and "pitum" (is taken) but "pitum" is not in any other Latin dictionary.
The Latin Dictionary at http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin ... mp&ending= lists the following words that begin with "compi-":
- compilatio -onis, f. (a pillaging); hence (a compilation of documents).
- compilo -are, (to bundle together); hence (to pack up and take off, to plunder, rob).
- compingo -pingere -pegi -pactum, (to put together, construct); (to confine, lock up, conceal). Hence partic., compactus -a -um, (constructed, built); hence (firm, compact).
- compitalicius -a -um, (relating to the Compitalia).
- compitalis -e, (relating to or belonging to the crossroads); "Lares", (the deities who, presided over crossroads). N. as subst. Compitalia -ium and -orum, (the, festival in honor of these deities). [Per WP, Lares "… were guardian deities in ancient Roman religion. … Those who protected local neighbourhoods (vici) were housed in the crossroad shrines (Compitales)."]
- compitum -i, n. (a place where two roads meet, crossroads).
But I'm unclear as to "pitum". None of the "pi-" words at http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin ... pi&ending= seem to fit.
I'd appreciate any guidance. Thanks.