Last modified on 29 June 2014, at 15:46

-some

See also: some

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English, from Old English -sum (-some, same as). Akin to Old Frisian -sum (-some), Old High German -sam (-some), Old Norse -samr (-some), Gothic -𐍃𐌰𐌼𐍃 (-sams), -𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰 (-sama). Cognate with Albanian -shëm (-some). More at same.

SuffixEdit

-some

  1. characterized by some specific condition or quality
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Middle English from a specialized note of Old English sum (some, one) coming after a genitive plural (e.g. hē wæs fēowertiga sum --"he was one of forty", literally "he was forties' some[one]"; sixa sum --"one of six, sixsome").

SuffixEdit

-some

  1. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Ancient Greek σῶμα (sôma, body).

SuffixEdit

-some

  1. a body
  2. a chromosome