According to my (German) Latin dictionary (Stowasser), comperendinō means to summon for the third-next day of court (für den drittnächsten Gerichtstag vorladen). It always struck me as bizarre that a word should have such a specific meaning.
Other sources I can find online offer the same or similar meanings involving three or more days of adjournment or similar.
I am curious about the following:
- Is that actually correct?
- If yes, how do we know this?
- If yes, do we have any idea why Latin developed a word for such a specific meaning?