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regarding tsez:

duly noted.  and...bravo for the find.

regarding compare/prepare:

the OED vouches for cum/con "with" + par "equal" for *compare* and also has
prae "before" + parare "prepare" for *prepare* (despite the etymological
redundancy...for which see gems such as *aujourd'hui*).  the OED also likens
parare to parere "to bring forth" (whence "parent" from the active
participle).  it's possible the 2nd element in both words is entirely
unrelated.  this kind of thing happens.