Concittadino = "fellow citizen"

But can "con-" be prepended to form other words, e.g.:

Constudente = "fellow student"
Conparrocchiano = "fellow parishioner"


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    There are also compatriota, compatrono, compossessore, condirettore, confratello, consocio. It's not a very productive prefix, I'd say. I'd exclude *constudente because of phonotactics, it could be costudente (like istante comes from instans). Similarly, it should be comparrocchiano.
    – egreg
    Apr 20 at 10:15
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    I agree with @egreg: there are some fixed words, but forming new ones is rare, mostly creative or humorous. For the rules governing co-, con- or com- see treccani.it/vocabolario/con and treccani.it/vocabolario/co-1 .
    – DaG
    Apr 20 at 17:53


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